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15th Annual St. Joseph’s Fun Run/Walk for Wellness Exceeds Goal, Aiding in Purchase of New Breast Cancer Diagnosis Equipment

(STOCKTON, CA) – January 29, 2024 - The 15th annual St. Joseph's Medical Center 5K Fun Run/Walk for Wellness, presented by Pacific Homecare Services, was held on January 27, 2024, and with the generous support of the community, exceeded their $110,000 goal, raising $110,536 in 2024.

Each year, funds raised from the Fun Run/Walk for Wellness goes to a specific need at St. Joseph’s, keeping all donations local to the Stockton community. In 2024, revenue from the event will aid in purchasing St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute new breast cancer diagnosis equipment, a Pristina Serena 3D Biopsy Unit. 

“With the continued support of our local community through the Fun Run/Walk for Wellness, we are able to make incredible strides in providing the latest equipment and technology upgrades at St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute to help improve the overall health of the San Joaquin community,” said Julie Kay Eckardt-Cantrall, Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer with St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin. “We thank our participants, sponsors and generous donors for their dedication and support year after year to make this event an astounding success.”

In 2024, over 550 runners and walkers, from beginning to elite levels, laced up for the cause. The flat, double looping course entailed a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) route through the beautiful University Park campus.

Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each age division (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+), with overall male and female winners receiving a custom-etched glass trophy.

This year's event was presented by Pacific Homecare Services, a local, Stockton-based home care agency that provides quality home care to the elderly and disabled. Other sponsors included Midtown Optometry, Farmers Insurance, Stockton Hematology Oncology Medical Group, Chase Chevrolet, Clearwater Healthcare Center, Collins Electrical Company Inc., Colin Construction Company, Grupe Huber, Amy L. Scriven, DDS, John and Francesca Vera, and more.

For more information, please contact St. Joseph's Foundation at 209.467.6347 or visit


About St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin:

St. Joseph’s Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise and administer philanthropic funds to support the needs of St. Joseph’s Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center. Together with our board of directors, physicians and other community leaders, the foundation works to encourage public interest and support of St. Joseph’s Medical Center and our many worthy programs, services, and outreach activities in a manner consistent with our values and goals. Learn more at

Publish date: 

Monday, January 29, 2024

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