Riverbend Run And Walk Benefits T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This year’s BlueCross Riverbend Run and Walk will benefit T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger through the health plan’s generous donation of $5 of each participant’s entry fee and matching up to $5,000. The proceeds will go towards the hospital’s mission in providing the highest level of medical care for sick and injured children in our region.  

The BlueCross Riverbend Run and Walk will take place on Saturday, June 7 at 8 a.m. at Riverfront Parkway on new courses beginning and ending at the Riverbend Festival location and will feature a 5K, 10K and 1 mile Fun Run for all ages and skill levels.  

The 5K and 10K races are competitive events with overall cash prizes and age and gender category awards.  Both courses are UST&F certified.  The Fun Run & Walk is a noncompetitive event designed to encourage everyone, including families, to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle.  Wheelchairs and strollers are encouraged during the fun run. 

There will also be live entertainment on the Budlight Stage and a family fun area with rides and activities for children.  

Entry fees are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 years or older and for children under 12 years, and $18 for Fun Run & Walk.  


Blood Assurance Announces August's Giveaway Winner

Blood Assurance, the regional blood center, announced that the winner of its promotional giveaway for August was Adam Ward of Hixson. Adam won a Windows Surface Tablet.   Blood Assurance is a non-profit blood center that serves 47 counties in a 5 state region, and is the provider of blood and blood components for 70 healthcare facilities. Over 440 blood donors are needed ... (click for more)

Curtis Powell Is Siskin Hospital’s New Vice President Of Quality

Siskin Hospital announced that Curtis Powell has joined the staff as the new vice president of quality. “I am very excited to join Siskin Hospital. I learned of Siskin Hospital while attending a conference in New Orleans last year and am looking forward to building on the great reputation the hospital has established. I am hoping to contribute, using my skills and experience, ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Expert Reasons Why To Vote

Early voting for the November election begins two weeks from today so please jump-start your plans that will assure your choices will be counted. In a fun-filled attempt to show what some of those who actually vote do during the rest of the day, I offer two examples of “those who live among us” from experts. The first are a series of questions from readers of “Dear Abby” who ask ... (click for more)