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Texas Health Stephenville Invites Public to Fifth Annual Fun Run
10/29/2010

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Lace up those running shoes and prepare to burn a few of those Halloween candy calories.

2 Your Health Fun Run/Walk
Everyone who walks or runs will receive an award for their participation. Children in kindergarten to sixth grade who finish in first through fifth place in their grade will receive awards.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville will host its fifth annual 2 Your Health Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20. The event will start at the Stephenville City Park Large Pavilion.

The goal of the two-mile event is to promote active lifestyles for children and adults in the Erath County area. Proceeds will benefit physical education programs at area schools. The entry fee is $7 per person.

“This time of year is a great time for families to make time for walks together where they can enjoy quality family time while getting in some physical activity,” said Shane Wall, a physical therapist at Texas Health Stephenville who is leading the event. “The fall is also a good time to start nightly walks because the air has cooled off from the summer months, while typically still being warm enough for little ones to tag along. We encourage everyone to come out and jumpstart their walking routine at the Nov. 20 event.”

Everyone who walks or runs will receive an award for their participation. Children in kindergarten to sixth grade who finish in first through fifth place in their grade will receive awards.

“We appreciate this opportunity to join together with Texas Health Stephenville to help our students and their families spend a Saturday morning being active,” said Wade Whitehead, a physical education teacher at Chamberlin Elementary School. “This is a great way to start incorporating more activity as a family, particularly around the holidays when most events are focused on food.”

For more information on the event or to get a registration form, please call Wall at 254-592-4912.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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