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Doctor's Day
Each year, hospitals and communities throughout the country observe National Doctor’s Day on March 30. Maury Regional Health is blessed to have more than 200 of the most talented and accomplished physicians in the nation. To learn more about how you can honor a physician and help patients in need on Doctor’s Day, click here. We also offer the Extraordinary Hero program year-round to honor physician, nurses, staff and volunteers who have impacted the lives of our patients and visitors.

Mule Kick 5K and 1-Mile Trot
The Foundation hosts this annual event in April in conjunction with Mule Day each year. More than 500 runners and walkers participate in this event with awards presented to top overall male and female finishers and two additional age ranges for those 40 and older and those 70 and older. Proceeds from the event help to fund special projects such as the mobile medical unit that provides health services to at-risk and underserved populations. The 2019 Mule Kick 5K and 1-Mile Trot is scheduled for April 6, 2019 at Riverwalk Park in Columbia, TN. Special thanks to 2019 Presenting Sponsor Reliant Bank for their support. To register, visit

Muletown Revue
In 2002, local physicians and musicians Steve Simmons, M.D., and Bob Thompson, M.D., launched Muletown Revue. The 2018 Mule Town Revue boasts a lineup of talented musicians with performances ranging from pop to bluegrass. The event will take place on November 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Central High School Event Center. The presenting sponsor is First Farmers and Merchants Bank and proceeds will benefit the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite as well as the Hatcher Lane branch of First Farmers and Merchants Bank. The cost is $25 per person. Children 13 and under may attend at no charge but must register.

Parker's Project
Parker’s Project benefits families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by providing books that loved ones may read to their newborns to provide stimulation and promote bonding. Columbia educators Sondra and Cord Martin launched Parker’s Project following the premature birth of their son Parker as a way to honor his caregivers and provide support to other NICU families. A fundraiser is held annually to raise funds to buy books that are personally delivered to the NICU by Sondra, Cord and Parker. For more information about Parker's Project, click here.

Shoot for a Cure
Since 2012, the Maury County Gun Club has offered recreational shooting enthusiasts a chance to put their skills to the test while supporting breast cancer patients throughout southern Middle Tennessee. Sponsored by the gun club at its property near the Duck River in northwestern Maury County, this annual event allows participants to choose trap or skeet in individual and team competitions. Proceeds from the event assist breast cancer patients by meeting their treatment-related needs such as wigs, camisoles and transportation expenses. The next event is scheduled for July 21, 2018. To learn more or to register, click here.

The Big Payback
The Big Payback is a community-wide 24-hour online giving challenge held each May and hosted by the Community Foundation of Tennessee. Their goal is to inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in the communities, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. The 2018 Big Payback will take place on Wednesday, May 2, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Donations will be accepted during this period through This year, the Foundation will be joining other non-profits in Columbia as they gather on May 2 to share more about their organizations from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. at Fireman’s Park, located next to Columbia Fire Hall #1, at 1000 South Garden Street in Columbia. Stop by, learn more about how we make a difference in the community and make a donation to the fund of your choice.

Tony Starks Memorial Golf Tournament
This event is held annually in September and named in memory of Tony Starks, a former manager at Maury Regional Medical Center who lost his battle with cancer in 2000. The tournament is a four-player scramble with up to 64 teams, divided into morning and afternoon tee times. In 2017, this event raised more than $95,000 for programs that included a cardiac monitor in partnership with the Columbia Fire Department, a fitness program in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Maury County, expanded medication assistance programs and much more. The 2018 tournament will be held on Thursday, September 13, at King’s Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, TN. To learn more about our next tournament, click here.