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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center to host 5K Stroke Awareness Run and Family Festival/Health Fair

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Merced, CA – March 29, 2019 – Make strides to save lives by participating in Mercy Medical Center’s 8th annual 5K Stroke Awareness Run on Saturday, May 4th at Mercy Medical Center. Open to participants of all fitness levels, this fun run is a great way to celebrate life and learn the signs and symptoms of stroke. All money raised benefits Mercy Medical Center’s Primary Care Stroke Program to purchase life-saving technology, educate our community, and support programs to help improve quality of life for stroke survivors.

To register for the 5K Stroke Awareness Run visit

  • Register by April 19 - $25 per participant (includes shirt)
  • Register after April 19 - $30 per participant (shirt while supplies last)
  • 5K Race Lineup May 4 – Start time 8:00am
  • Free Family Festival/Health Fair – 8:00am to noon

This 5k event is chip-timed and participants can have race results emailed or texted when crossing the finish line. Community organizations, businesses, families, friends, and faith groups are encouraged to create teams of 5 or more participants. Awards will be given for the largest team, most creative team theme and costumes, and best team selfie. 

Run, sprint, jog, walk to the finish line but stay and play at the Family Festival and Health Fair from 8:00am to noon across from the hospital at Mercy Avenue and G Street. Join us for a day of “health-u-tainment” including:

  • Giant interactive inflatable brain and lungs 
  • Free health screenings
  • Health and lifestyle booths
  • Music and entertainment
  • Children’s activities
  • Rock wall 
  • Food trucks 

To learn more about this event, services offered at Mercy Medical Center or for interview opportunities, please contact Lindsey Wine at (209) 564-5077 or [email protected].




Publish date: 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Media Contact

Lindsey Wine, Communications Manager

p: (209) 564-5077

[email protected]