A2 Marathon & Packard Health
We're excited to say ...
Packard Health has been selected as a featured charity in the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon on Sunday March 24, 2019. Staff, board members and friends are joining the event action. Hats off and a jump for joy to Epic Races for this opportunity to share Packard's vision of health care for all.
MORE than a marathon ...There's also a half marathon, 10K and a 5K that are walker-friendly.
MORE than a marathon ... It's an opportunity to support Packard Health!
Want to help? Here's how:
- REGISTER to run or walk
- Select Packard Health as your charity, donate $1 or more and Epic Races donates an additional $3 to Packard Health
- If you want to really run with it, click the box to become a fundraiser and get friends to contribute
- DONATE - All donations go to support Packard Health as needed.
- Make a donation to Packard Health HERE
- Check out our teams below:
Health Care for Everyone - Donate
For 46 years Packard Health has opened our doors and reached out to the most vulnerable and under-served in our community. Primary and mental health care are integrated under one roof, with an array of supportive services as well, creating wrap-around care for patients with complex medical conditions and complicated lives. Dr. Kaila Queen is running the 5K. " I'm not fast, but I'm all in on this community event!"
Addiction Treatment Services - Donate
In Washtenaw County there were 68 opioid related deaths in 2018, more than one a week. Emergency room admissions due to opioid misuse climb higher and higher. Packard Health has stepped up to this crisis with a team of addiction experts, led by Dr. Ankoor Soni and Dr. Sarah Bur. Based on the latest models of care, Packard Health's Medication Assisted Treatment program is making a difference in troubled lives. We are excited about our new partnership with the Emergency Department at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Hoofin' it for Health Care! - Donate
I am proud to be part of this team of hard working healthcare providers. Packard Health's mission is to provide health care for EVERYONE, regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status. This organization provides primary care and preventative care through physical health, mental health and substance abuse services. Here is an article Housing is healthcare and Dr. Romero video interview that gives you an inside look into Packard Health.
Thank you for your contribution! Your financial support helps Packard Health continue their mission and assist those who need it most in our community. Your gift is the gift of health and well-being!
Liz Tylander, Packard Health Triage Nurse
Walk for Health - Donate
A team of Packard Health walkers will be tearing up the course on March 24, led by Karen Koeppe, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. Founder of Packard Pacers walking program, Karen has been helping patients manage their chronic disease for 18 years. Who knows better about the benefits of walking and running, including increased fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, improved management of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Walking improves mood too - just take a look at Karen's picture!
Supportive Services - Donate
Packard Health supports our patients with services that help remove barriers to health and well being. We offer assistance with food, transportation, and medication expense. We connect patients with community resources as well as state and federal aid. We know all about health care insurance and are certified enrollment specialists. Katie Marquez, Patient Advocate Coordinator, meets with families in need every day and sees the difference these services make. "I'm really excited to be participating in the A2 Marathon event!"