BENEFITING: ST LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
ORGANIZER: ST LUKE'S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015
Welcome to my fundraising page!
My name is Ashley Gregory and I am a 20-something teacher by day, runner by night. I began running four years ago and have since completed 1 marathon, 5 half marathon's, and too many 5K's, 10K's, and odd-numbered K's to count. My favorite race was the Steamtown Marathon because of my charity involvement with The American Heart & Stroke Association- a cause very near and dear to my heart. I was able to raise over $1500 during my fundraising journey and it was one of the most fulfilling events of my life.
This October 16th-18th, 2015, I will be tackling my very first "hat trick" (5K, 10K and half marathon in the same weekend) at the Runner's World Half Festival in the ever so beautiful Bethlehem, PA. I have decided to once again begin my fundraising journey, this time for the kids! Working as a local teacher in an elementary school the past five years has allowed me to see the need for healthcare assistance with low-income families. I have teamed up with St. Luke's University Health Network and St. Luke's Healthy Kids Bright Futures team to raise funds and awareness for youth health initiatives within St. Luke's region of care. These community programs and initiatives include the HealthStar Mobile Youth Clinic Program providing medical, dental, and vision services to undeserved youth communities; Community Health Centers providing health care programs within are elementary schools; in-patient pediatric health programs; Kids' Care Clinics providing care to children without insurance; and broader-reaching health and wellness initiatives like the Get Your Tail on the Trail and Live Your Life programs encouraging health, wellness, and balanced nutrition. Check out more information about St. Luke's programs here!
Every dollar you contribute to Healthy Kids- Healthy Futures can be measured through point-of-care services:
- A $5 donation provides a toothbrush to a child who doesn't have one.
- A $20 donation provides dental sealants to prevent cavities.
- A $100 donation provides a vision screening and eyeglasses to a child in need.
HELP US MEET OUR TEAM GOAL:
$20,000 may seem like a lot, but considering that a pair of reading glasses for a child in need averages about $100, the community benefit becomes recognizable instantly. Are there 200 children in the Lehigh Valley unable to afford a vision screening and a pair of reading glasses? Are there 400 children without access to much-needed dental services? Yes. This is how my running makes a difference.
St. Luke’s Healthy Kids Bright Futures Team- donate today!