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7th Annual Hospital Hustle 5K Raised Nearly $8,000

7th Annual Hospital Hustle 5K Raises Nearly $8,000

ROCHELLE, IL—June 3, 2013--The Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation’s 5K Walk/Run, the “Hospital Hustle”, was held at Rochelle Township High School on Saturday morning, June 1, 2013. There were 254 registered participants.     

     Overall winners were Dan Palmer, age 36, of Roscoe with a time of 17:51 and Nikki Newton, age 22, of Rochelle with a time of 20:55.  An awards ceremony was held following the race. 

     This year’s event boasted eleven teams including: Anytime Fitness, Midwest Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C., The Pension Specialists, Ltd., Rochelle Township High School, FNB Sole Trainers, Maplehurst Farms, Time Out Team (RCH Surgery Department), Holcomb State Bank, Big R Runners, Abraham’s and Malta Family Dental.  The Fastest Team was awarded to Anytime Fitness.

     The winner of the Fitbit Pedometer in the “Beat the CEO” challenge was Javier Zapeda and the $100 Visa Gift Card winner was Shelia Hoiness.

     Funds raised totaled nearly $8,000 and will go towards the upgrade of cardiac and bedside monitors.  This will allow vital signs to interface into our electronic medical record (EMR) giving RCH a fully integrated EMR. 

     Sponsors of this year’s event included:  Midwest Orthopaedic Specialists, P.C., The Pension Specialists, Ltd.; Anytime Fitness, InVironments Rochelle, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Big R, Castle Bank, Robert & Carol Elliott, First National Bank, Holcomb State Bank, Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC, Rock River Valley Blood Center, Union Pacific, Maplehurst Farms, Inc., Prescott Brothers Ford Mercury, Inc., Ralphie & LuLu’s, Rochelle News-Leader, Retain Mike Rock for State’s Attorney, BEE Designs, Casey’s General Store, Hinckley Springs, Rochelle Park District, Rochelle Township High School, Sullivan’s Foods, Technicut Custom Engraving, Walmart and Unity Hospice.

     Overall race results as well as results by age group are available at with a photo gallery.


Janet Stewart

Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator




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