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8th Annual Oswego Health Foundation's For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event to Benefit Local Healthcare

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The Oswego Health Foundation announces its 8th Annual For Your Health 5K and Wellness Event, presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will be held Saturday, August 12th.

Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate.

As a nonprofit healthcare system, Oswego Health relies on events such as this to support the healthcare needs and initiatives of the community. The event will focus on overall wellness and feature community partners, local vendors, and resources to help strengthen the health of the community. In addition, the event will feature a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. and the For Your Health 5K run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. at the beautiful scenic course on the Seneca Hill campus, between Fulton and Oswego, off Route 481 on Route 45A.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female 5K finishers in both the walking and running divisions of the For Your Health 5K. Community members can register online at

This year’s presenting sponsor is Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “We are excited to have the continued support of Excellus Blue Cross BlueShield and we appreciate their dedication to local healthcare services,” said Oswego Health’s Director of Business and Community Development Michele Hourigan. “This event not only promotes being healthy but is a great way for the community to come out and support the initiatives of their community healthcare system.”

“Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s sponsorship of the 8th Annual for Your Health 5K and Wellness Event is an example of our commitment to supporting local organizations, like Oswego Health, that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” said Excellus BCBS Regional President, Mark Muthumbi.

Local businesses or organizations can also enter a team. For more information, contact Michele Hourigan at 315-326-3788.

# # # About Oswego Health:

The mission of Oswego Health is to provide accessible, quality care and improve the health of residents throughout Central New York. As a nonprofit healthcare system established in 1881, Oswego Health is proud to continue to be one of Oswego County’s largest employers. More than 1,200 employees spread throughout its 17 locations, work for the Oswego Health system, which includes the 132-bed community Oswego Hospital, a 32-bed psychiatric acute-care facility with multiple outpatient behavioral health service locations, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, and Springside at Seneca Hill, an independent retirement community.  The health system also operates Oswego Health Home Care, the only hospital-based certified home healthcare agency in the County as well as two outpatient centers, including the Fulton Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, physical therapy, and occupational health services, and the Central Square Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab, medical imaging, and physical therapy services. In addition, Oswego Health includes the Oswego Health captive professional corporation, Physician Care P.C., providing physician services in orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, breast care, audiology, general surgery, bariatrics, and primary care. For more information about Oswego Health, visit 

# # # About Excellus BlueCross BlueShield:

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 4,000 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit

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