FOUNDATION NEWS

  

murray half marathon to join a three part race series in 2020


This year marks the ninth annual Murray Half Marathon, 5K run/walk, & 1-mile walk which is organized by the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and sponsored by David Taylor Chrysler in Murray. Proceeds from the race support the Enduring Hope campaign and the building of the new regional cancer center.

The 2019 Murray Half Marathon is set for October 26, 2019 and will begin in front of the hospital on Poplar Street. The half marathon and relay will begin at 7 am and the 5K run/walk will take place at 7:10 am. The 1-Mile Walk is a new option for individuals to participate or for teams to support the building of the new cancer center.

As a part of our race for 2020, organizers of the Paducah Iron Mom Half Marathon, the Hoptown Half Marathon sponsored by Planters Bank and the David Taylor Chrysler Murray Half Marathon have announced that next year they will be offering a three event race series. After years of discussion, the organizers have agreed to combine their resources to organize the largest running event in West Kentucky history.

Each race will utilize RunSignUp for registration with timing and administration provided by 3Way Racing of Lexington. Fleet Feet of Clarksville has agreed to sponsor the race series with an expanded presence at race Expos to meet the demanding needs of runners. Participants in the three part race series will receive an additional shirt and custom designed medal to commemorate the inaugural running of this series.



SIMMONS FAMILY DONATES $12,500 TOWARD ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN


SIMMONS FAMILY DONATE $12,500 TOWARD ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN

Steve and Vicki Simmons, owners of Multi-Skill Training Services presented a donation of $12,500 to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in support of the Enduring Hope Campaign for the building of a new Regional Cancer Center.  
The $12,500 donated by the Simmons family is recognized on plaques displayed in two rooms located in the new Mammography area located in the South Tower. 

The Simmons family has a personal connection to the importance of mammograms and a cure for cancer. Vicki herself is a breast cancer survivor and was touched to sponsor a facility that will impact other women and men who suffer from breast cancer, as well as other cancers.

Beginning in March of 2019, Murray-Calloway County Hospital began offering Low Dose Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams from Hologic. Large clinical studies have demonstrated the positive benefits of Low Dose 3D Mammography ™ exams including:

·         Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden in a conventional mammogram

·         Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities

·         Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests

·         Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors

·         Clearer images of dense breast tissue

·         Maintained 3D Mammography™ exam performance, at a 2D-like dose

 

For the Simmons family this was a great place to show their support, share their personal experience and emphasize the importance of early detection and regular screenings.

The Enduring Hope campaign has been launched to raise money for a new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.
 

For more information on how you can support the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, please contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 270.227.0253.



TONY THOMPSON, GENERAL MANAGER WITH MURRAY ELECTRIC SYSTEMS PRESENTS DONATION OF $5,000 TO ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN WITH NAMING OF SOUTH TOWER PARKING LOT



TONY THOMPSON, GENERAL MANAGER WITH MURRAY ELECTRIC SYSTEMS PRESENTS DONATION OF $5,000 TO ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN

On behalf of Murray Electric Systems Board of Directors a donation of $5,000 was presented to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in support of the Enduring Hope Campaign for the building of a new Regional Cancer Center.  The $5,000 is a commitment for the naming of the South Tower Parking lot at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. There are multiple parking lot naming opportunities available for anyone interested. Murray Electric Systems also donated $1,000 annually since 2013 for the Hospice House.

“Murray Electric Systems have been supporters of the Foundation for years. We certainly appreciate their support in helping us raise funds towards a new cancer center that will benefit our region,” said Keith Travis, CPO.

The Enduring Hope campaign has been launched to raise money for a new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.

For more information on how you can support the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, or for naming opportunities please contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 270.227.0253.

Pictured above left to right: Keith Travis Chief Philanthropy Officer, Jerry Penner, CEO and Ken Winters, Board Member pictured with employees of Murray Electric Systems.




PROFESSOR HELEN ROULSTON DONATES $25,000 TO ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF A NEW REGIONAL CANCER CENTER


PROFESSOR HELEN ROULSTON DONATES $25,000 TO ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF A NEW REGIONAL CANCER CENTER

Professor Helen Roulston presented a donation of $25,000 to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in support of the Enduring Hope Campaign for the building of a new Regional Cancer Center.  The $25,000 is a commitment for the naming of a Vestibule at the new cancer center in honor of her late husband, Charles Robert Roulston.

“We certainly appreciate the support of community members who want to honor their loved ones by donating to such a worthy cause that will impact generations of families and cancer patients for years to come,” said Keith Travis, CPO.

The Enduring Hope campaign has been launched to raise money for a new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.

“I have an enduring hope that this center will contribute to minimizing the horrible effects of cancer,” said Professor Helen Roulston.

For more information on how you can support the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, please contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 270.227.0253.

Pictured above left to right: Keith Travis Chief Philanthropy Officer, Professor Helen Roulston, Donna Herndon, Enduring Hope Campaign Chair, and Brett Miles, Radiation Therapist.




THE DAVID TAYLOR CHRYSLER MURRAY HALF MARATHON, 5K, AND
1-MILE WALK



David Taylor Chrysler sponsors the 2019 Murray Half Marathon

This year marks the ninth annual Murray Half Marathon, 5K run/walk, & 1-mile walk which is organized by the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and sponsored by David Taylor Chrysler in Murray. Proceeds from the race support the Enduring Hope campaign and the building of the new regional cancer center.  

The 2019 Murray Half Marathon is set for October 26, 2019 and will begin in front of the hospital on Poplar Street. The half marathon and relay will begin at 7 am and the 5K run/walk will take place at 7:10 am. The 1-Mile Walk is a new option for individuals to participate or for teams to support the building of the new cancer center. The event also brings in countless support from local volunteers. Registration will be open until race time on the 26th.

Packet pick up will take place on Friday, October 25th from 10:30 am – 6 pm at the David Taylor Chrysler of Murray located at Hwy. 641 North. All runners/walkers will need to pick up a new bib and packet for the race.

The Murray Half Marathon has teamed with the Inaugural Hopkinsville Half Marathon for a "Double Dare" Challenge sponsored by Fleet Feet of Clarksville. Sign up and run both events for a commemorative t-shirt and special medal! More details to come, registration opens today. If you've already registered for our half marathon, contact us and we will help you get started.

Also, Toyota of Murray is once again sponsoring up to 50 students (K-12th grade) to run for free in our upcoming 5K! Stop by Toyota of Murray and pick up a free registration for your kids today - first come, first serve. We look forward to seeing your kids soon!

For more information on the Murray Half Marathon, visit www.MurrayHalfMarathon.com. For more information on the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, visit www.MCCHEndowment.org.



SID AND LORETTA JOBS DONATE $3,000 TO ENDURING HOPE CAMPAIGN WITH NAMING OF WEST PARKING LOT


 SID AND LORETTA JOBS
SID AND LORETTA JOBS WEST PARKING LOT

Sid and Loretta Jobs of Murray have presented a donation of $3,000 to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in support of the Enduring Hope Campaign for the building of a new Regional Cancer Center.  The $3,000 is a commitment for the naming of the West Parking lot at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. There are multiple parking lot naming opportunities available for anyone interested.

The Enduring Hope campaign has been launched to raise money for a new $12 million Regional Cancer Center which will bring the oncologists, social workers, pharmacy, and infusion area under one roof. The centerpiece of the new Regional Cancer Center’s equipment will be a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that can deliver stereotactic radiation therapy.

For more information on how you can support the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, or for naming opportunities please contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 270.227.0253.

Pictured above, left to right: Keith Travis Chief Philanthropy Officer with Sid and Loretta Jobs.




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