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Color Your Heart
Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Mount Airy, NC
About This Activity
Hi, my name is Kirsten Parries and I am hosting a 5K charity event as my senior project. All of the money that is collected will be donated to Surry Medical Ministries. The event will take place at Mount Airy High School at the track on February 15th. The 5K is a valentine's day run as well as a color run; therefore, the name of it is Color Your Heart. Surry Medical Ministries is a local, privat...e, non-profit agency that was started in 1993 by a group of medical professionals to address the primary care needs of people in our community who do not have health insurance nor qualify for government medical assistance. Since the doors opened 20 years ago, on Tuesday nights, volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and clerical staff work to provide almost $20,000 worth of services. During each of the roughly 4 hours that the clinic is open per week, these professionals serve a standing-room only crowd of our neighbors on a first come-first serve basis. The clinic survives by receiving less than 10% of its funding from the United Fund and the North Carolina Free Clinics Association. The 90+% remainder of the operational budget is provided through fundraising and donations, churches and individuals. I will be posting event updates, so visit my page to see new and exciting information about the run! Please come out to help raise money for this great charity!