Whoever heard of running with pumpkins? Good Samaritan Foundation did!
The third Pumpkin Pride walk/run is fast approaching. The event will be
on Saturday, October 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Good Samaritan Foundation is hosting this event at Fox Ridge Nature
Park, and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. This obstacle course and walk/run
brings live music, games and fun for the whole family!
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of Most Competitive Male and Female,
Best Costume and more. The obstacle course length is 3.68 miles for competitive
runners, 1.84 for fun runners and walkers, 0.30 miles for kids ages 3
to 6, and 0.89 miles for kids ages 6 to 9. Returning after a successful
first year, the Family Dog Walk will wrap up a fun morning of activity.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their dogs, in costume, to participate
in this fun event.
“We love organizing this event every year,” said Gary Hackney,
Director of Good Samaritan’s Foundation. “It is fun to see
everyone dressed up in costumes, decorating pumpkins and enjoying the
obstacle courses. We are extremely fortunate to have a Foundation board
and volunteers who help us each year to make the Pumpkin Pride walk/run
Adult early registration is $35 and for the kids, $10. To register, go
online to www.pumpkinpride.com. For more information, contact Nicole Coomer
at 812-885-3192, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds will go toward Caring Connection, a patient care fund, initiated
by Good Samaritan medical practitioners and employees to help patients
who were struggling to cover the cost of prescriptions, assistive devices
and other health essentials.
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to Good Samaritan Foundation
at 520 S. 7th Street, Vincennes, IN. Sponsorships are also available and
include: Diamond ($500+) Platinum ($351-$499 donation), Gold ($250-$350
donation), Silver ($100-$249 donation) or Bronze ($50-$99 donation).