Acuity Insurance announced that the 2017 Acuity Health Challenge raised $10,000 to help expand access to quality health care in the Sheboygan County Area through efforts of the Aurora Health Care Foundation.
In its sixth year, the Acuity Health Challenge featured a 5k or 2-mile run/walk. Nearly 600 participants took part in this year’s event. Proceeds will support the creation of a new Aurora Health Care medical center in Sheboygan County. The facility will include a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, and medical office building to meet the future health care needs of Sheboygan County and surrounding communities.
“We are proud to sponsor the Acuity Health Challenge,” said Ben Salzmann, President and CEO, Acuity. “This event reflects our commitment to wellness and our support for the well-being of the entire community.”
“This project will further improve access to health care services, and it will ensure that care is delivered in the most efficient and patient-centered manner,” said Sara M. Alger, Director, Foundation Development for Aurora Health Care Foundation’s north and central regions. “In addition to this capital project, Aurora will continue to build and enhance programs and services for both patients and community members.”
Ian La Mere took first place in the men’s division, and Holly Nearman captured the top spot in the women’s division. The Health Challenge also included the Acuity Health Village, which featured vendors who volunteered their time to promote various aspects of health, wellness, and safety. Participants received a well-stocked goodie bag and a custom dry-wick T-shirt.