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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Push

It's that time of year again- time to get in shape, (before the holidays =)) and donate to help out your local community. We are joining the Pumpkin Push this October as it benefits more than 8,000 homeless and recently homeless patients through a program which provides primary medical and dental care in Seattle.

Neighborcare Health is the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in Seattle for low income and uninsured families and individuals. Neighborcare Health has served our community for more than 40 years.
 
The Pumpking Push is a timed 5K run or 2 mile walk around Seward Park in South Seattle. My family has participated in the Pumpkin Push for 2 years, this being the 3rd! What is the most fun about the day is seeing all of the great costumes that people come dressed up as! At the finish line there is a festival hosted by sponsors of the race with prizes for top-finishers, give-aways, food and beverages, long-sleeved Pumpkin Push t-shirts and Halloween fun including a costume contest and complimentary pumpkins.
One Nurse At A Time has organized a team to run/walk in the event and hopes to spread the word about caring for Seattle's Homeless and encouraging them to get the health care they need. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Push support programs serving patients who are homeless at Neighborcare Health.
 
In 2011, Neighborcare Health provided health care to more than 8,000 homeless adults, seniors, children and unaccompanied youth - the highest number of homeless patients served in their 44 year history.
 
We are excited to be there and if you would like to join us, go here -> Register
If you can't join us, please consider sponsoring us as your contribution allows Neighborcare Health to continue to care for an uninsured, homeless child or adult. Our donation goal is $500.00, and we are currently at $265.00. Please help us meet our goal!
 
When: October 27th, 2012
Where: Seward Park, Seattle
 
To learn more please visi: www.neighborcare.org