Opinion

May 7, 2014

Support the healthcare classic Saturday

— Few events in Dalton draw such widespread support from the community as the annual Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic, which celebrates its 34th anniversary on Saturday at Bradley Wellness Center.

And it’s easy to understand why.

For one, funds raised from the classic, which features 10K, 5K and 2K races, go to support the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, which aims to improve the quality of and access to health care in Whitfield and Murray counties, and to promote healthy lifestyles among area residents. The classic is, in fact, the group’s largest fundraiser.

Second, since 2007, the race has honored the late Dr. Bill Gregory, a man whose passion for health care and healthy living influenced countless people in the area.

The cost is $25. Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m., with the 10K and 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the 2K starting at approximately 9:45 a.m. after the 10K and 5K finish. You can visit billgregory.org or call (706) 272-6662 to learn more.

Even if you cannot run, you can still come out and support your friends, family members and neighbors who do run. Remember, it’s not just for a good cause, it will also be a good time.

And if you are out of town or at work or have some other plans that keep you from attending the event, you can still donate to the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership and support its work in other ways. Helping the Partnership helps the community.

 

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