December 27, 2012

Marshall Medical Center's Read, Run, Repay program helps local schools

LEWISBURG, Tenn. – More than $3,400 was raised for Marshall County elementary schools through a program initiated by Marshall Medical Center (MMC) to promote fitness, reading and good citizenship.

MMC has announced results of the first Read, Run, Repay program conducted this fall. The program encouraged students to read at least one book each week, run or walk at least one mile each week and to perform at least one good deed each week during the fall semester.

The program culminated on December 1, with a 5K run and one-mile fun run. According to MMC Community Relations Director Denise Werner, M.D., there were more than 100 participants and volunteers at the race. Local businesses and individuals partnering with MMC to sponsor the event were Ascend Federal Credit Union, Bussart Law Firm, Chickees, Fast Pace, Joint Economic and Community Development Board, Kiwanis Club of Lewisburg, Lawlers, Marshall County Library, Maury Regional Health Care Foundation, Sanford, Southern Carton, Steve Hooten Concrete, Tankersley Concrete Co, Inc., Walgreens, Arby’s, Cosmolab, Cornersville McDonald’s, Dr. Dennis Sigman, Hibbett Sports, John Price’s Music, Lewisburg Industrial & Welding, Inc., Lewisburg Sonic, Perryman’s Hometown Grocery, Ripped Fitness, Russell Catering, Walker Die Casting, Carrie Hooten of CW Cuts, Coordinator of School Health, David Jent Realty, Dollar General Market, First Commerce, Jabbers, Lewisburg Recreation Center, London Funeral Home, Marshall County Health Department, Okay Tire, Sophisticuts, and Walmart.

The school with the most participation in the Read, Run, Repay program earned a trophy that will be passed from school to school each year. This year’s trophy winner was Cornersville Elementary, which also received a $1,600 check for having the most participants in the race. Approximately $1,800 in remaining proceeds from the race will be divided among other participating schools to be used for library needs and fitness equipment.

"We greatly appreciate the students and teachers who participated in the first Read, Run, Repay program as well as the many sponsors who helped to make it a success. We look forward to continuing the program in the future,” said Werner.