EWING — The good cause at the heart of the ninth annual Bubby’s Race was apparent: helping patients facing cancer.
One good way to do so is to help the professionals who care for those patients, including the team at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital. They were recipients of a check for $4,125 on May 26 after the successful running of Bubby’s Race.
The event was part of Ewing’s Funfest celebration, and more than 200 people took part in the 5K race and 1 mile walk. It began as a way to honor the memory of Beverly “Bubby” Thramer, a local resident who died of cancer in 2010.
The runners and other participants honored cancer survivors who attended the event in a Circle of Hope ceremony just before the event began.
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital is thankful for the continued generosity of Bubby’s Race participants,” said Darcey Shabram, RN, chemotherapy manager at Avera St. Anthony’s. “These donated dollars will help many patients and their families who face cancer. Our entire team is grateful, and we look forward to next year’s event. We hope Bubby’s Race will keep growing as more people come out and participate.”
Five employees from the hospital took part in the event and describe the day, the hosts and the weather as “amazing.”
“The overall experience was just great to be a part of – it really shows the caring nature of our communities,” said Amy Langan, RN, BSN, Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital director of nursing. “I really enjoyed running the 5K and the crowd and those who ran truly inspired me. I’m going to continue coming out for Bubby’s Race every year.”