Fitness Event Honors Dr. David Miller
On Saturday, April 28, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring the fourth annual Dr. David Miller Memorial Run and Walk, which will kick off the annual Mayfest celebration in downtown Huntingdon. All of the morning events begin at the Medical Office Building Entrance of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. The 5K Walk, new this year, and the 5K Road Race follow the same route from the Hospital, through the campuses of Juniata College and Huntingdon Area High School, and finish at the top of “Hospital Hill.” The 1 Mile Walk or Run will take place on the hospital campus after the 5K walkers and runners take off and the Kids Fun Run will conclude the morning’s fitness events. To register, go to www.jcblair.org or call (814) 643-8548.
Dr. David Miller was a family practice physician who died November 2, 2007, at the age of 62. He was an avid runner and a big fan of Huntingdon Bearcat athletics and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. His family, friends and patients have organized this salute to his community spirit.
“The memory of my dad is forever fresh in my mind; the way he cared for all of us, his enthusiasm for life and learning, his passion for sports and the outdoors, his warmth of spirit that made our days better,” said Nick Miller, son of Dr. Miller. “The memorial run has been a great way for those who loved my dad to get together and celebrate his life in a way he would have appreciated--going for a run with friends and family on the streets he used to jog himself.”
Corporate sponsorships for the Dr. Miller Memorial Run/Walk are available at the following levels: Presenting Sponsor at $1000, Gold Medal Sponsor at $500, Silver Medal Sponsor at $250, and Bronze Medal Sponsor at $100. All sponsors will be recognized on participants’ t-shirts. All proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Dr. David Miller Memorial Fund of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation. Dr. Miller’s family hopes to contribute funds toward the renovation and expansion of J.C. Blair’s Emergency Department, where Dr. Miller dedicated many hours caring for patients.
Registration for 5K participants is just $15 if registration is received by April 13. For a registration form/event brochure or more information about the Dr. Miller Memorial Run and Walk, call (814) 643-8548 or go to www.jcblair.org.