Submitted photo: Cutting the ribbon just before the start of the Highpoint Health 5K Heart & Lung Health Run/Walk are (left to right) Angie Johnson, R.N., B.S.N., Highpoint Health Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Services; Richard Cardosi, M.D., Facility Director of the Highpoint Health Emergency Department; Nancy Kennedy, M.D., Highpoint Health Chief Medical Officer; Radu Zidarescu, M.D., Highpoint Health Physician Partners Pulmonologist and Critical Care Medicine Physician; Kelly Mollaun, Mayor of the City of Lawrenceburg; Michael W. Schwebler, Highpoint Health President and CEO; and his wife Beth.
On the run for heart and lung health
Every fall, hundreds of people gather at the levee in Lawrenceburg to support one of their favorite causes—the Highpoint Health Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department.
On the Saturday morning of Fall Fest, former respiratory and cardiac patients, their families and friends, and Highpoint Health physicians, staff and supporters, join with the public to participate in the 5K Heart & Lung Health Run/Walk.
Participants walked or ran on Dearborn Trails between Ivy Tech CommunityCollege-Riverfront Campus and the trail’s bridge over Tanner’s Creek. They were assisted by 47 volunteers from Highpoint Health, Ivy Tech and Lawrenceburg High School before, during and after the event.
Highpoint Health President and CEO Michael W. Schwebler and Lawrenceburg Mayor Kelly Mollaun both spoke at the start of the race to welcome and thank all those in attendance.
Since 2010, the Highpoint Health Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department has sponsored the Run/Walk in partnership with Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District. Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus generously provides its facilities for pre and post-walk activities.
Although there is no race certification offered, many participants run the course. This year’s top finishers were: first place, Lee Fox of Hidden Valley; second place, Logan Ross of Manchester; third place, Tom Pollack of Aurora; and fourth place, Mark Minotti of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Many thanks go to the numerous donors who provided supplies and door prizes: Arby’s; Aurora Recreation Community Center; The Bright Beacon; Cardinal Office Products; Eva Carr; Cole’s Mobile Car Wash; Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau; Dearborn County Federal Credit Union; Stacy Eaglin; Gardens Alive! Inc.; Goody’s; Greene Respiratory Services; Highpoint Health Administration, Breast Care Center, Human Resources and Laboratory Departments; Hollywood Casino; Home Furniture; Caryn Hornberger; and Angie Johnson.
Thanks also go to: Kappa Kappa Kappa, Pi Chapter; Kelsey Chevrolet; The Kroger Co.; Maurices; McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral; Luke McCracken; Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6234; Brian C. Oyler, DDS; Panama Pete’s Tanning Space; Perfect North Slopes; Personally Yours Gift & Floral Shop; John F. Stroup; Bob Sumerel Tire; Wang’s Hot Chicken; Mary Wernke; and Woodland Hills Care Center.
For more information about the Highpoint Health Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, please call 812-537-4064 or 800-676-5572, ext. 4064.