The school nurses’ march is taking place virtually again this year


HOLLAND – The Holland Hospital School Nurse’s Annual 5K Run / Walk takes place again this year in a virtual format. Rather than having a single day of racing, participants are encouraged to complete a 5K on their own time and share their experience virtually.

The event will take place from Wednesday September 29 to Sunday October 17. Runners can participate in a variety of ways, such as a walk around the block, a treadmill run, or a family hike in nature.

Those who participate are encouraged to share their photos and videos from the event on Facebook at to create a sense of community.

Registered attendees received an event shirt, ribbon, free Biggby drink card, water bottle and other items. The event will also offer gifts for students and adults. The pupils, as always, were able to register for free by doing a physical activity before the start of the event.

Following:Holland Hospital School Nurses’ Run / Walk Goes Virtual

Student prizes include a bike and helmet and nine $ 20 gift cards. There are three $ 25 adult gift card prizes. Each registered person gets an entry in the giveaway. Entrants can win a second entry by sharing a photo of themselves wearing a 5K school nurse shirt.

The race raises funds for the Holland Hospital School Nursing Program. Since its inception in 2013, the event has raised more than $ 225,000. The event was moved to virtual format last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remains virtual this year.

Colin Mulder finished first with his dog Sammy running alongside him in the Holland Hospital School Nurse 5K Run / Walk held at Holland West Elementary School on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Colleen Perdok, fund development coordinator at Holland Hospital, told The Sentinel last fall that more than 12,000 area students are benefiting from the school nursing program.

She said last year Holland Hospital had 11 nurses in 26 buildings across five districts – Holland Public Schools, Holland Christian, Ottawa West Public Schools, Hamilton Community Schools and Public Schools. Fennville.

Nurses provide a range of services, including administering daily medication, providing first aid, and taking care of students’ social and emotional health needs.

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