FRANKLIN COUNTY (Oct. 15, 2019) — The colorful runners of the 2019 Splash Your Sole 5k helped raise $2,500 for the South-Central Community Action Program and The Gleaning Project. Earlier this month, representatives from WellSpan Summit Health presented a check from the race proceeds to Gleaning Project officials.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support WellSpan Summit has provided since our inception in 2015,” said Liz Hills, Gleaning Project coordinator.
The money will to toward improving the infrastructure of SCAAP’s Gleaning Project, Hills said.
Last summer, providers and staff from WellSpan Summit Physician Services took to the fields, picking sweet corn in support of the Gleaning Project. The group wanted to make sure all of the needs of its patients was being met.
They understood health does not just happen in the exam room, the physicians said. Their goal was to make sure their patients received the right amount of care, at the right time, in the right setting.
“Without the right food and nutrition, much of the work that our skilled providers do within the practices falls short because we can’t take care of the patients once they get home,” said Niki Hinckle, Senior VP of WellSpan Summit Physician Services.
The partnership with SCCAP was a first step toward understanding how to work closer with community agencies. The idea is to use the expertise and resources of those organizations to help vulnerable patients.
Hinckle said the goal is to help provide those patients with a safety net for their care and support.
The Splash Your Sole 5k is held in May at Norlo Park. Each year, WellSpan Summit Health chooses a local group or cause to receive the proceeds.
Splash Your Sole Donations From the Last Five Years:
2015: Chambersburg Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan
2016: Waynesboro Community Walking Trail
2017: Antrim Township Community Park
2018: Franklin County VA, Save-a-Vet, Save-a-Pet