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Northern Lights 5K Fun Run Fundraiser Set for Sept. 13

08.02.2019

The Thomas Judd Care Center hosts the Northern Lights Fun Run at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, to raise awareness about its services and role in HIV care and prevention.

The nighttime 5K fun run and walk course goes through Traverse City neighborhood streets and along parts of Grand Traverse Bay. Swag bags for participants will include glow-in-the-dark and reflective T-shirts and other goodies.

Thomas Judd Care Center Manager David Rushlow said the fun run will begin in Parking Lot K at Munson Medical Center. The parking lot is located adjacent to the Grand Traverse Commons on the southwest side of the hospital’s campus at 889 Cottageview Drive. Cost for the run is $20. Registration ends on Sept. 10.

Thomas Judd Care Center serves about 150 clients in northern Michigan and offers free HIV testing by appointment. In addition to Rushlow, staff includes a nurse practitioner who provides primary care access to clients, case managers who connect clients with access to health care, counseling, a community health specialist whose role is to share resource information with community health partners across the region, and much more. The clinic also has a transporter/driver to help clients make their appointments.

“Our clinic strives to promote wellness and prevent transmission of HIV by providing holistic-based services to improve the quality of life for patients with HIV/AIDS from U.S. 10 to the Mackinac Bridge,” Rushlow said.

To register for the race go to: runsignup.com/northernlights.

Learn more about Thomas Judd Care Center.