Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire’s Haunted Hustle Raises $10,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Altoona, WI - Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire raised $10,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin Mentors in Motion program. The money was raised as a result of the 4th Annual Haunted Hustle 5K Run/Walk in Owen Park in Eau Claire.
“Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire is committed to the communities we serve, and working to improve the health and wellness of our neighbors is an important part of our commitment,” said Peter Farrow, General Manager and CEO of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. “Supporting programs like the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors in Motion in their pursuit of active and healthy lifestyles is absolutely at the heart of our cooperative.”
In addition, Farrow highlighted those who made the event a success. “I want to thank the dozens of volunteers and hundreds of participants who came out to the walk/run on a beautiful fall morning.” The Haunted Hustle has been held annually by Group Health Cooperative since 2013, with the proceeds each year going to selected charities. Beneficiaries are selected through an application process.
“We are so happy to be the recipients of the proceeds from this year’s event,” said Wesley Escondo, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. “This Mentors in Motion program builds on the mentorship model that we provide for children. The Mentors in Motion program creates additional encouragement to choose healthy activities. Health is such an important goal for all of us, and the money from the Haunted Hustle will help us make sure that happens in our mentorship programs!”
Next year’s Haunted Hustle will be held again during the month of October. Additional details will be made available later. The search for next year’s Haunted Hustle beneficiary will begin late in April of 2017. For more information, contact Renee Bonjour at Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.
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Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire started 40 years ago in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as a local thought and has grown into a nationally recognized health management organization (HMO). A community-based non-profit health plan, the Cooperative is serving more than 70,000 members throughout Western and Central Wisconsin. To learn more about the Cooperative, please visit www.group-health.com.