Our Foundation

Run 4 the Health of It

Run. Walk. Have fun!
Labor Day: September 2, 2019


Our run/ walk event is a great way to get physically active and have fun with the whole family! If you are planning on joining us this year, please click the button below to sign up for the race.

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About Our Foundation


Mission

What Matters to Us

Our foundation has a simple mission - to improve the overall physical and emotional health of the underserved in Central Ohio.

Since inception, we have granted more than $900,000 to local charities in Central Ohio, but we don't want to stop there. Last year we donated over a total of $150,000 to local charities who further our mission. To help continue our efforts in helping make Central Ohio an even better place, we highly encourage you to support our foundation and help us give back to the community in which we live.


History

Our Beginning

Established on July 26th of 2007, our foundation was formed by our COPC Board of Directors, which consists of over 340 COPC providers that comprise over 65 medical practices throughout Central Ohio.

Our non-profit organization was created as a donor advised fund on the Columbus Foundation, in order to help serve the greater Central Ohio area in which our COPC physicians and specialists operate.


Goals

What We Want to Achieve

In order to achieve our foundation's goals, we continue to encourage and financially assist nonprofit organizations that further support our mission. Our initial grant-making priorities address the most crucial needs of the underserved such as food, shelter, clothing, and access to prescription drugs.

As our funding increases, we will expand our priorities to include those organizations that are involved in the treatment, prevention, and cure of disease states, and improvement in the overall health of the underserved of Central Ohio.


Achievements

Our Successes

Every year, our foundation has helped the underserved in our neighborhoods by donating to various charities that address critical needs such as food, shelter, prescription medicines, and access to quality health care.

In the past, our foundation has helped the American Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes, Faith Mission, LifeCare Alliance, and The Driven Foundation.


Grant/Sponsorship Requests

We strive to support our community and the nonprofit organizations that further our mission. Fill out our form to make a Grant/Sponsorship request.


Donations

Interested in helping us uplift our community? You can support our cause by donating to our foundation!

Race Details


Location

Our race will be held at the Westerville Sports Complex. Click here to view the location information.


When

Labor Day, September 2, 2019

  • 7:40 am – Check-in/Registration Opens

  • 8:00 am – Opening Remarks/Band Performance

  • 8:30 am – Welcome from the Emcee

  • 8:40 am – Kids Fun Run

  • 8:50 am – Race Line Up/National Anthem

  • 9:00 am – 4 Mile Run

  • 9:02 am – 4 Mile Walk

  • 10:00 am – Awards

  • 10:15 am – Post-race Raffle


Entry Fee

  • Kids Fun Run - $10.00

  • 4 mile run/walk - $10.00 through July 4, 2019

  • 4 mile run/walk - $25.00 through September 1, 2019

  • 4 mile run/walk - $35.00 on race day


Course Records

  • Male - David Mars 22:02 (2009)

  • Female - Paige Bigli 22:49 (2010)


Participants Will Receive

  • Shirts (guaranteed to the first 500 participants)

  • Free entry to the Incredible Ridiculous Raffle

  • Same great fun with new surprises


Awards

The top three overall winners (male & female) for both 4 mile run and walk will receive awards. All participants will receive finisher medals. In the competitive Walk Category, the first three overall finishers (male & female) will receive medals and special prizes in this division. You must be registered in the competitive walk to qualify.


Bike Giveaway

Bring 3 canned goods (please, no expired products) to the race for free entry into the bike raffle. One entry per participant and must be entered into the race. There we be an adult giveaway and kids bike giveaway.


Getting Your Race Packet

You can pick up your race packet at Fleet Feet Sports on 1270 E. Powell Road in Lewis Center or call (614) 846-5625. From Friday, August 30th at 12:00 pm through Sunday, September 1st race packets will be available for pick up at the Polaris Fleet Feet Store. Race packets can also be picked up on race day when registration opens at 7:45 am.

Foundation Advisory Committee

Terrance Castor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Worthington Internal Medicine

Justin Krueger, M.D.

Marysville Primary Care

Boyd Curtis, M.D.

COPC Hospitalists

Bryan Feldman, D.O.

Feldman Family Practice

James Dorado, M.D.

Westerville Medical Associates

Mark Muresan, M.D.

Professional Pediatrics of Hilliard

Jonathan Thorne, M.D. (Chairman)

COPC Emergency Department