Walk with the Docs

Kathy Baxley urges residents to “Walk with the Docs” this Saturday at the Darlington Raceway to raise funds for the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County. Photo by Jana E. Pye

Kathy Baxley urges residents to “Walk with the Docs” this Saturday at the Darlington Raceway to raise funds for the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County.
Photo by Jana E. Pye

By Jana E. Pye, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net

Honor the many physicians, pharmacists and nurses that volunteer their time to the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County locations at this year’s Walk with the Docs on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m..

It’s a great way to honor our volunteers – past and present – during the fundraiser,” said Kathy Baxley, Executive Director. “And it is just really a lot of fun each year. We have some groups that like to have some ‘healthy competition’ which is always fun.”

Please, no wagons and no bicycles are allowed on the track.

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed, however. “In fact, Morningside of Hartsville will be brining many of their residents to enjoy a stroll in their wheelchairs.

If teams come, there is a ‘healthy competition,’ said Baxley. We will be clocking their times.”

Drive through the tunnel and park in the infield. The walk is two laps around the track, a total of 2.7 miles. Music will be playing to inspire the walkers, along with refreshments.

After the event, attendees may enjoy a ride around the track in the pace car or track, courtesy of the Free Medical Clinic.

“We had one generous donor pay for all of the pace car rides last year,” said Baxley. “We have the best donors, and we thank God daily for them!”
Fee: $25 adult, $10 child. Info: 843-332-0422 or 843-398-0060.

The cutoff to order a t-shirt has ended, but there will be some shirts available on a limited basis, plus t-shirts from past years will be available
to raise funds for the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County.

Sponsors for the event include:
Gold Sponsor:
Anonymous
Silver Sponsors ($500):
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
Florence Darlington Technical College
Genesis Healthcare
Trinity United Methodist Church of Darlington
Wilson Senior Care
Bronze Sponsor ($250):
Anderson Plumbing and Industrial
Coker Business Systems
CMA Services
Ervin Engineering
Morningside of Hartsville
SPC Credit Union
Friend Sponsors:
Brown Pennington Funeral Home
Dedicated Community Bank
First Baptist Church of Hartsville
Gardner Roofing
Nationwide Insurance Company, Walt Peterson
Nightingale’s Nursing
Hartsville Rotary Club

Author: Duane Childers

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