5K raises funds for community health programs

MILFORD, Ohio — The gloomy weather didn’t stop Saturday morning’s Hustle for HealthSource Color 5K in Milford.

The 5K raises money for the HealthSource Foundation’s More Than Medicine program, part of the HealthSource of Ohio Community Health Center.

More Than Medicine provides emergency healthy meal kits to those without access to healthy food and purchases books to promote early childhood literacy. It also helps patients who cannot afford prescriptions or who do not have transportation to get to medical appointments.

The 5K, which has seen hundreds of people register this year, has not been held in person for years due to COVID-19.

“We are so grateful to see faces and get back to a new normal,” said Jen Patrick of HealthSource of Ohio. “We are so happy.”

Heather Moore came to run the 5K to exercise with friends.

“We’re really into physical shape,” Moore said. “We train as a group.”

The mission is also personal to Moore. She has relied on the health center for the past few years during and after a difficult pregnancy.

“I mean, basically, they saved my life,” she said. “I had severe diabetes during my pregnancy so I was there often and they helped me get all the resources I needed to deliver a healthy baby and recover.”

You can find more information about the foundation and how to support it here.

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