Acuity Health Challenge to support expansion of health care

SHEBOYGAN — The 2017 Acuity Health Challenge, held July 15, features a 2-mile or 5K run/walk. All funds raised from this year’s event will benefit Aurora Health Care Foundation in its efforts to expand access to quality health care in Sheboygan County.

“The Acuity Health Challenge is a natural extension of our commitment to wellness and community support,” said Wally Waldhart, Acuity Vice President – Sales & Communications. “It is an opportunity for everyone to get out, get moving, and help advance the expansion of quality health care.”

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Runners and walkers participate in the Acuity Health Challenge.

Aurora Health Care is planning a new medical center in Sheboygan County. The facility will include a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, and medical office building to meet the future health care needs of Sheboygan County and surrounding communities.

“This project will further improve access to health care services, and it will ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and patient-centered manner,” said Sara M. Alger, Director, Foundation Development for Aurora Health Care Foundation’s north and central regions. “In addition to this capital project, Aurora will continue to build and enhance programs and services for both patients and community members.”

The Acuity Health Challenge begins at 8 AM on Saturday, July 15th at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, which is located at 1 University Drive in Sheboygan. The event also features a health village and vendor expo, highlighting the best in health and wellness products and services. Secure lockers with attendants will be provided free of charge to keep purchases safe while participants are running.

All registrants will receive a moisture-wicking shirt, and the first 500 will receive a cinch sack filled with items from the vendor expo. The event features chip timing and water stations along the entire course.

A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the top female and male in the 5K run. Awards will also be given to the top female and male in the 2-mile run. Age group awards will be presented to the winners in each age category from 14 and under to 70 and over. Medals will be given to all registered participants under the age of 10.

The entry fee for the Acuity Health Challenge is only $20 through June 30, $30 through July 13, and $35 though race day. CLICK HERE to register online. For more information, visit facebook.com/AcuityHealthChallenge.

Acuity, headquartered in Sheboygan, is a property and casualty insurer that operates in 25 states, generates over $1.3 billion in revenue through 1,000 independent agencies, and manages $4 billion in assets. Named one of the top 10 large companies to work for in America, Acuity employs over 1,200 people.