9th Annual Oswego Health Foundation’s For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event to Benefit Local Healthcare

Posted on June 20, 2024

Oswego Health 5K

(Oswego, NY – June 19, 2024) The Oswego Health Foundation announces its 9th Annual For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event, presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will be held August 10th. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate. 

As a nonprofit healthcare system, Oswego Health relies on events such as this to support the healthcare needs and initiatives of the community. The event will focus on overall wellness and feature community partners, local vendors, and resources to help strengthen the health of the community. In addition, the event will feature a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. and the For Your Health 5K run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. at the beautiful scenic course on the Seneca Hill campus, between Fulton and Oswego, off Route 481 on Route 45A. 

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top three male and female 5K finishers in their age group. There will also be fun prizes for the Kid’s Fun Run, including a $40 gift card to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, as well as Ride and Slide passes to Sea Breeze for the scavenger hunt winner. Community members can register online at www.oswegohealth.org/5k

This year’s presenting sponsor is Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “We are thrilled to have the continued support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and we appreciate their dedication to local healthcare services,” said Oswego Health’s Director of Business and Community Development Michele Hourigan.

“We take pride in sponsoring local events that foster wellness while supporting local organizations that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” says Mark Muthumbi, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield regional president for the Central New York region.

Local businesses or organizations can also enter a team. For more information, contact Michele Hourigan at 315-326-3788.

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About Oswego Health:

The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents throughout Oswego County. As a nonprofit healthcare system established in 1881, Oswego Health is proud to be Oswego County’s largest private employer. More than 1,300 employees spread throughout its 18 locations, work for the Oswego Health system, which includes the 132-bed community Oswego Hospital, a 32-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, and Springside at Seneca Hill, an independent retirement community.  The health system also operates Oswego Health Home Care, the only hospital-based certified home healthcare agency in the County as well as two outpatient centers, including the Fulton Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, physical therapy, and occupational health services, and the Central Square Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, and physical therapy services. In addition, Oswego Health includes the Oswego Health captive professional corporation, Physician Care P.C., providing physician services in orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, breast care, audiology, general surgery, bariatrics, urology, and primary care. For more information about Oswego Health visit www.oswegohealth.org.

About Excellus BlueCross BlueShield:

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With about 4,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit ExcellusBCBS.com.

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