Submitted by: Providence Health & Services

The entire family is invited to Providence Centralia Hospital’s fourth annual Healthier Together event Saturday, Sept. 21 starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Providence Professional Center, 1010 S. Scheuber Road.

All activities are free and open to the public.

“Providence is committed to the outcome of creating healthier communities, together, and we’re hoping people will join us for this fun event,” said Providence Centralia Site Administrator Dr. Kevin Caserta. “We’ll have several areas from Providence Southwest Washington who will give tips on healthy habits and screenings.”

Sign up at HERE (free t-shirts for the first 300 registered). Registration is not required, but encouraged for planning purposes.

The event will include:

  • 5k fun run/walk presented by the Run Amok Running Club (check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the run starting at 9 a.m. … all participants receive a door prize ticket and there will be awards in several divisions
  • Kids dash (10:30 a.m.)
  • Bike helmets for kids (sponsored by Providence Neurosciences)
  • Healthy snacks
  • Health fair:
    • Primary care
    • Blood pressure checks
    • Blood sugar checks
    • Cholesterol checks
    • Diabetes educators … nutrition advice
    • Chemical dependency
    • Sexual assault
    • Advanced care planning
    • Physical therapy advice
    • And more

“We had so much fun at last year’s event and expect this year to be bigger and better,” said Caserta. “Providence provides community benefit in many different ways. This is one that everyone can benefit from, with all their family and friends.”

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