Thursday, April 9, 2015

State of the Heart Hospice Holds Second 5k at Eldora March 28

Pictured are some of the runners in the Heart & Sole 5k
Temperatures were brisk and invigorating for those participating in the State of the Heart Hospice second annual “Heart & Sole 5k” which was held Saturday, March 28 at Eldora Speedway. The number of entries for this year’s event was 325, a significant increase from last year raising $15,300 for the non profit agency. Funds this year are directed to support for the Hospice Care Center at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.

“We had a great event with plenty of support from those walking and running and the sponsors who so generously supported us,” said Christy Baker, Development Specialist for State of the Heart and event coordinator. “I am thrilled with the turnout despite a rather cold morning. We had a lot of energy and excitement and everyone was having a great time.”

The 5k was initiated last year, and the combined amount raised in the two years is nearly $28,000. Baker said that the funds raised this year “will go to provide 24-hour skilled care to our most critically ill patients. This includes medications, round the clock care, meals, supplies, family support services, and of course, care for those who lack the funds to pay for their care.”

She said, “Eldora Speedway was a fantastic venue for the event this year. I think the Heart & Sole has found its home at Eldora. The facilities were great and the Eldora staff members Larry Boos, Jonathan Bateman and Roger Slack went above and beyond to make sure we had a great event. We cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work and commitment to making the run the success it was!”

State of the Heart provides care to patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. The agency opened a five-bed care center at Wayne HealthCare in 2013 and by year’s end will have served around 380 patients. It is the only hospice care center in the area, and can be used by patients from all of the communities served by the agency.

She added, “We are thankful to all of our sponsors, especially Preferred Insurance Center who was our Presenting Sponsor. In addition to their sponsorship, they also gave away a Fitbit Charge HR. Erica Burns of Greenville won the watch. Again, the support and effort from those at Eldora was a key to a successful day for State of the Heart.”

The winners in the various divisions at the 5k were: 1st place overall female, Julie Mattheis; 2nd place overall female, Jennifer Warner; 3rd place overall female, Rebecca Diller. In other female divisions, 1st place 10 & under, Bailey Haworth; 2nd place 10 & under, Lillian Rose; 3rd place 10 & under, Madison Haworth; 1st place 11-14, Mackenzie Bohman; 2nd place 11-14, Caitlin Weitzel; 3rd place 11-14, Autumn Dicke; 1st place 15-19, Korryn Davidson; 2nd place 15-19, Nicole Gower; 3rd place 15-19, Kristen Gower; 1st place 20-24, Jenna Black; 2nd place 20-24, Callie Bays; 3rd place 20-24, Stephanie Honigford; 1st place 25-29, Laura Moore; 2nd place 25-29, Jessica Baker; 3rd place 25-29, Trina Winner; 1st place 30-34, Erica Burns; 2nd place 30-34, Stephanie Goubeaux; 3rd place 30-34, Tess Rich; 1st place 35-39, Brandy Addington; 2nd place 35-39, Danielle Weitzel; 3rd place 35-39, Ginger Gehret; 1st place 40-44, Deanna Steinbrunner; 2nd place 40-44, Karen Bruns; 3rd place 40-44, Vicky Centers; 1st place 45-49, Amy Brandt; 2nd place 45-49, Patty Sutter; 3rd place 45-49, Danesa Borgerding; 1st place 50-54, Karen Schlater; 2nd place 50-54, Charity Kinnison; 3rd place 50-54, Diane Martino; 1st place 55-59, Kathy Barton; 2nd place 55-59, Terry McCann; 3rd place 55-59, Cheryl Collins; 1st place 60-64, Carol Marchal; 2nd place 60-64, Sandy Delzeith; 3rd place 60-64, Carol Weitzel; 1st place 65-69, Rebecca Shumaker; 2nd place 65-69, Mary Saintignon; 3rd place 65-69, Marilyn Hummel; 1st place 70+, Marty Schipfer; 2nd place 70+, Helen Lore. 1st place overall male, Aaron Bauer; 2nd place overall male, Fred Schmiedebusch; 3rd place overall male, Kyle Minnich; In other male divisions, 1st place 10 & under, Cole Steinbrunner; 2nd place 10 & under, Josh Baker; 3rd place 10 & under, Alex Borger; 1st place 11-14, Logan Warner; 2nd place 11-14, Noah Budde; 3rd place 11-14, Sam Diller; 1st place 15-19, Jordan Dill; 2nd place 15-19, Phillip Norton; 1st place 20-24, Nathan Dues; 1st place 25-29, Stephen Winner; 2nd place 25-29, Craig Muhlenkamp; 3rd place 25-29, Tyler Luthman; 1st place 30-34, Bruce Burns; 2nd place 30-34, Jimmy Smith; 3rd place 30-34, Justin Daniels; 1st place 35-39, Justin Marshall; 2nd place 35-39, Matt Steyer; 3rd place 35-39, Jason Marker; 1st place 40-44, Valentin Lopez; 2nd place 40-44, Jeramie Stevens; 3rd place 40-44, Doug Rengers; 1st place 45-49, Dean Wintrow, 2nd place 45-49, Frank Staigl III; 3rd place 45-49, Ken Sutter; 1st place 50-54, Dennis Eckstein; 2nd place 50-54, Bob Shoots; 3rd place 50-54, Bill Marker; 1st place 55-59, Rick Moody; 2nd place 55-59, Jay Prichard; 3rd place 55-59, Mark Barton; 1st place 60-64, Richard Barton; 2nd place 60-64, Randy Clune; 3rd place 60-64, Ken Knapke; 1st place 65-69, Steve MacKenbach; 2nd place 65-69, Randy Bashore; 3rd place 65-69, Jerry Bohman; 1st place 70+, Gene Black; 2nd place 70+, Dale Guingrich; 3rd place 70+, Dan Schipfer. In the team division, 1st place went to AddieGirl; 2nd place went to Team YOLO; and 3rd place went to Heart & Sole.

Sponsors for the Heart & Sole 5k were: Preferred Insurance Center – (Presenting Sponsor) Dayton, Physicians Network, The Messenger Press, Wayne HealthCare, May Financial Group, Eric Brown Real Estate, CenturyLink, Medline, Second National Bank, Village Green, Versailles Health Care Center, Brethren Retirement Community, VonLehman, Greenville Federal, Edward Jones, Andria Haworth, Spirit Medical Transport, Briarwood Village, Celina Manor, Greenville National Bank, Greenville Technology, ProCare, Amerigas, Peoples Bank, MJS Plastics, Gardens of St. Henry, Gardens of Celina, Rest Haven, Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Eye Center of Greenville, Dave Knapp Ford/Lincoln, Medicine & More, Hupmans Lawncare & Landscaping, Wabash Communications, Ansonia Lumber Company.

For more information on any of the services provided by state of the Heart, visit the agency web site at

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