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THE MURRAY BANK PRESENTS CHECK TO THE FOUNDATION AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL


 The Murray Bank presents check to Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare

Pictured center: Bob Hargrove, President and CEO, Stuart Poston, The Murray Bank Board Member, with hospital representatives Jerry Penner, CEO, and Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer along with additional representatives from The Murray Bank and members of leadership and the Board from Murray-Calloway County Hospital.


The Murray Bank recently presented The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital with a $20,000 check for naming rights for the half marathon.  In addition to this donation, they have also donated an additional $5,000 towards the physician lounge renovation at the hospital. This is year one of a potential multiple year commitment for $25,000 annually towards the race, in which all proceeds support the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. This donation from The Murray Bank and support of their Board will bring the total donation towards the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House to $145,000.

The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital's annual Murray Half Marathon will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 and will mark the eighth anniversary of the event. The Murray Bank has acquired naming rights for the half marathon, which is the longest running half marathon in western Kentucky. The Murray Bank is independently owned and operated since opening in 1999, with two locations in Murray and recently opened an office in Hazel, Ky. The Murray Bank has been voted the Favorite Bank in Calloway County for 15 years, and are dedicated to community service, taking an active interest in the community through volunteering, fundraising, community service and membership. This sponsorship is the latest investment in making the community where they work and live.

Runners interested in participating may sign up at www.MurrayHalfMarathon.org and several discount levels are offered based on how early the participant registers. Course information and other important details are also available on the site.

For additional information on how you can be involved, contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer, for The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital at (270) 762-1908 or (270) 227-0253 or Brady Parks, Marketing and Special Events at 270-762-1800.




MCCONNELL INSURANCE PRESENTS CHECK FOR 5K SPONSORSHIP


McConnell Insurance Presents Check


McConnell Insurance Agency presented a check in the amount of $5000.00 to The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. McConnell Insurance is the title sponsor for the 5K race, set for Saturday, April 14th.  The McConnell Insurance 5K is one of three race options that will be offered on race day. Runners can select to participate in The Murray Bank Murray Half Marathon, a two-person relay option, or the McConnell Insurance 5K.

For more information on McConnell Insurance, visit www.McConnellInsurance.com. For more information on The Murray Bank Murray Half Marathon and how to become a sponsor, visit www.MurrayHalfMarathon.com or call (270) 762-1908, (270) 762-1800 or (270) 227-0253. For more information on The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, visit www.MCCHFoundation.org.

PICTURED: Sheri Boyd, Hospice Director, Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer, The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, John McConnell, President, McConnell Insurance Agency, MCCH Board Members, Staff from McConnell Insurance and The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital team.




The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital LAUNCHES HOSPICE HEROES CAMPAIGN



The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is launching a Hospice Heroes campaign as a new addition to The Murray Bank ½ Marathon.

A Hospice Hero is someone who wishes to raise funds in support of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. Hospice Heroes are given such designation when they raise $300 for the ½ Marathon or $200 for the 5K. Heroes can ask others to sponsor them in the race and support their efforts in obtaining the Hospice Hero status. Heroes in this event will receive a limited edition Hospice Hero medal, to recognize them as a Hospice Hero and will be recognized during the awards ceremony. If a hero reaches their goal amount, their race registration is automatically refunded if participants register through https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Murray/MurrayHalf and use their fundraising tools.

The Murray Half Marathon offers three races; a 13.1 mile race, two- person relay race and a 5K run/walk. All proceeds from the race support operations at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, which opened in November of 2016. The facility offers end-of-life care in a home-like setting to area residents in partnership with MCCH’s existing Hospice unit.

Runners interested in participating may sign up at www.MurrayHalfMarathon.com and several discount levels are offered based on how early the participant registers. Course information and other important details are also available on the site.

For additional information on becoming a Hospice Hero, contact Traci Lawrence, Senior Philanthropic Officer at (270) 762.1291 or Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer, for The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital at (270) 762-1908 or (270) 227-0253.
 




Traci Lawrence Senior Philanthropic Officer

The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital WELCOMES TRACI LAWRENCE AS SENIOR PHILANTHROPIC OFFICER



The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital welcomes Traci Lawrence as the Senior Philanthropic Officer. Traci will be responsible for planning and executing all high-level individual donor fundraising efforts. She will focus on identifying and securing new financial resources. Her position involves researching, cultivating soliciting and stewarding prospects/donors, representing The Foundation in a variety of settings both independently and with other staff.

Traci has most recently established The Way of Wellness and served as a charter board of directors. In this role she was responsible for fundraising, events, budget development and grant preparation. She has also worked as a financial advisor and was the Executive Director/Founder for the Lighthouse Children’s Home in Mayfield, KY. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma.

She will work alongside Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropic Officer, Brady Parks, Marketing and Events Specialist, and Jon Mercado, Data Entry Specialist.

The mission of The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital is to improve the quality, access and affordability of healthcare in our region. The Foundation has raised funds for the construction of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 3D Mammography, Music and Memory, and hosted various community seminars.




The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital WELCOMES BRADY PARKS AS MARKETING AND EVENTS SPECIALIST


Endowment Welcomes Brady ParksThe Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital welcomes Brady Parks as the Marketing and Events Specialist. Brady will work with The Foundation also as the Race Director for the Murray Half Marathon and 5K. The 8th annual race for 2018 has been set for April 14th and will start at the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street.

Brady has most recently worked with the Murray State Small Business Development Center as a consultant. He is a member of Swim, Bike, Run of Murray, and has multiple years of experience in the planning and coordination of races including the Mercedes Marathon Weekend events in Birmingham, AL.