PITTSFIELD, IL – The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation presented a check to the Nebo Basketball Court Fund. The funds were raised during the second annual Pike County Crazy 8 5K Run/Walk that took place this past spring. The event featured a course that looped through Pittsfield’s streets and historical landmarks in late April of this year. The event was put on by Quincy Medical Group’s Pittsfield Affiliate in hopes to continue to raise money for health and wellness initiatives in Pike County and it did just that.

With a total of $2,587.63 raised, Brandi Ruzich, physical therapist and race organizer, states, “We are extremely proud of this event and we are grateful for the success it had in the first two years. Not only does it encourage healthy activity but it will also benefit programs that do the same. We want to thank all of the generous sponsors and participants who made it possible.”

The success of the donation comes from a combination of registration fees, donations, and sponsors. Sponsors of this year’s race were Quincy Medical Group, Barry Community Care Center, Carnes Communications/US Cellular, Casey’s General Store, CassComm, Casteel Color Wheel, County Market, Farmers National Bank of Griggsville, First National Bank of Barry, Green Acres Hotel, Illini Community Hospital, Illinois Rural Electric Coop, International Eye Care, Logan Agri-Service Inc, McDonald’s, Mefford Chiropractic Center, Northwestern Mutual Wealth, Sav-A-Lot, Speckhart/White, Smiles Plus, United Community Bank, and Walmart.

Pictured Left to Right – Patti Capps, Kisha Capps, Judy Crowder, all members of the Nebo committee, Leslie Blase; QMG Public Relations Coordinator and Race Coordinator, Leigh Crane, a Nebo village trustee and member of the committee and Brandi Ruzich, QMG Physical Therapist and Race Director. Also on the Nebo committee are Melanie Guthrie and Laura DeCastro.