Mercy's 5K Stroke Awareness Run

5k Stroke Runners

Mercy's 5K Stroke Awareness Run is being held on Saturday, May 4th at Mercy Medical Center. This fun run is held to educate participants on the signs and symptoms of a stroke. All funds raised goes straight into our Primary Care Stroke Program, which was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission. This year’s 5K event will be chip-timed, which means you can have your race results emailed or texted to you when you cross the finish line. The end of the race brings you right to our Family Festival where there will be free health screenings, as well as many family-friendly activities.

For the past five years, we have challenged community groups, businesses, and friends to create teams to participate in the race. We would like to extend that challenge again this year by asking you to form a team of 5 or more participants. We encourage you to be creative with your team name and outfits for race day. Awards will be given for the team with the most members, the team with the best costume, and the team with the best selfie!

Going the Distance for Mercy's Stroke Program!

In its eighth year of existence, Mercy's 5K Stroke Awareness Run has been a vital source of fundraising for numerous services and equipment for our Stroke Program. Most notably, funds raised from previous races were used to purchase a second Remote Presence Medical Robot, better known as Dr. Bot. This 5-foot-tall robot is used to assess and diagnose patients suspected of suffering a stroke. It allows physicians to “beam” themselves into Mercy Medical Center's patient rooms 24-hours a day to diagnose patients and offer medical advice. 

Mercy now has 2 (two) Dr. Bots on staff, which has been an important addition with stroke activations on the rise as well as expansion into using the robots for mental health and psychiatric evaluations. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $100,000 for Mercy's Stroke Program! We encourage you to check out the many ways below you can get involved below. 

Register to Run/Walk

Runner iconSign up to participate in the run! Start a team and invite others to join your team. 

Donate

Donate iconCan't make it to race? Make an outright donation, no race registration required. Visit our race donation page.

Sponsor the Run

SponsorAre you a business looking to make an impact in our community? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities here!

 Become a Fundraiser

Fundraiser IconBecome a Fundraiser for the run, and ask your friends and family to contribute to your fundraising page! Learn how to become a fundraiser.