Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 20, 2012
Contact : Tom Paolella, Manager, Public Relations  
732-530-2282
tpaolella@meridianhealth.com

Community Day and 5K Race Slated For October 6 at Bayshore Community Hospital

$3,000 in prize money for 5k run and fun and healthy activities for all  

Holmdel, NJ - Bayshore Community Hospital will bring back the tradition of its annual Community Day and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will be held at Bayshore Community Hospital, located at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel.

The day kicks-off with a timed 5K Run/Walk starting at Bayshore and continuing through the fall foliage of Holmdel. This is the third and final race in the 2012 Meridian Heart and Sole Cup with $3,000 in prize money awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers by age group. Registration and check-in for the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the main entrance to the hospital and the cost is $25 or $20 before September 27. To register online or to print a registration form, visit www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace. The first 200 registrants will receive a long sleeved t-shirt. Additionally, there will be free kids’ races for children between the ages of three and 12 starting at 11:00 a.m. Registration can be obtained on the day of the event or online, and all participants will receive medals.

Following the races join Bayshore for Community Day. Community Day will feature festivities for families and community members of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of autumnal activities including: Pony rides, a petting zoo, jumpies, music, pumpkin painting, refreshments, and more! Doctor Bernard and Hopscotch will also be making special appearances throughout the day. Health information and free screenings will be available including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, stroke, and bone density.

For more information on the 5K race or Community Day visit www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace.

About Bayshore Community Hospital
As an affiliated hospital of the Meridian Health System, Bayshore Community Hospital is located in Holmdel, NJ. Bayshore serves a wide geographic area encompassing towns in both Middlesex and Monmouth counties. Bayshore is a 211-bed acute care hospital that offers a wide array of services, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Bayshore Community Hospital’s newly developed Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information visit www.bayshorehospital.org.