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By Ashley Grogan
Sports Writer 

Banner Lassen donates funds from 5K

 

November 15, 2016  | View PDF

Banner Lassen Medical Center donated more than $1,200 to Honey Lake Hospice. Honey Lake Hospice's coordinator Andria Cuypers, center, accepts the check presented by Jill Brady, left, Shannon Sample, Tammy Jones and Sandy Goldstein.

On Oct. 1, Banner Lassen Medical Center held a 5K for their staff at Susanville Ranch Park. The 5K was used to raise money for the local corporation Honey Lake Hospice.

Part of the Banner Lassen's mission statement is to unite hospital employees with the community. Thus, the staff at Banner Lassen has worked throughout the year to give back to community members via local organizations.

In 2015, their organization of focus was Crossroads Ministries. This year, they donated $1200 to Honey Lake Hospice.

The 2017 fundraiser is currently under works, and the staff hopes to open the event to the public. The fundraisers thus far have been used for trial and error, while also helping the community.

Mary Smith, a two-year committee member at the hospital said, "We're trying to help the nonprofit organizations to get them funding that they deserve."

October's 5K not only helped the community financially, but it also helped the staff physically and mentally.

Banner Lassen has held a "get fit challenge" for its staff members since January of 2016.

Different aspects of the challenge included a step challenge that ran from January to March of this year. The employees were also emailed healthy recipes throughout the challenge.

The 5K ended the challenge with a bang.

Banner Lassen's Jill Brady commented, "I just thought there was something we could do that was fun."

The hospital chose Honey Lake Hospice to be the 2016 beneficiary due to the help they provide different patients of Banner Lassen.

Brady said, "They do a great service. We're excited to be able to support them this year."

The hospice staff is entirely volunteer-based. Their focus is to improve the quality of life for any resident who is terminally ill. Additionally, they strive to provide guidance and support to families of those who are dying.

The staff at the hospital was more than happy to present a check to Honey Lake Hospice on Nov. 3.

 

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