In its 38th year, Med Center Health 10K Classic will be held on the picturesque campus of Western Kentucky University. Boasting one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, with 200 sprawling acres, WKU’s main campus features 53 buildings crowning a commanding hilltop. All race events will start and finish at the bottom of the “Hill” near the Houchens L.T. Smith Football Stadium.
Graves Gilbert Clinic is a proud sponsor of this wonderful event!
For additional information visit: http://www.themedicalcenter10kclassic.com/
Tuesday,Oct 24th, has been designated as World Polio Day, celebrating one of the greatest success stories of modern medicine.
Polio and the resulting paralysis, once the most feared illness in the USA and other countries is no longer a threat to the majority of the human population.
Due to scientific breakthroughs, the development of effective polio vaccines and the worldwide efforts of numerous health care workers and organizations, the total eradication of polio is feasible in the near future.
Some of the many highlights of the fight against polio include:
- A 99% reduction in the incidence of polio infections and related paralysis worldwide.
- The elimination of endemic polio in all but three countries in the world.
- The extinction of 2 out of 3 virus strains causing polio.
- The last polio outbreak outside of the three endemic countries was in 2014.
- The last reported case of community acquired polio in the USA was in 1979
World Polio Day is a celebration of the success of the fight against polio and the ongoing efforts to eliminate this once dreaded illness.
The Rotary Clubs of Bowling Green take pride in the fact that as part of Rotary International they have been a part of this effort. Rotary International, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and UNICEF have been the major sponsors for this effort to end polio in our lifetime.
Please note that any donations to the Rotary International END POLIO charity will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation .
Join us for this year’s annual Pink in the Park 5K Run/Walk where all proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Registration will begin at 7:30 am
Opening Ceremony at 8:30 am with the Run/Walk to follow immediately afterwards
Awards at 10:30 am
(time subject to change)
Register online at www.main.acsevents.org/pinkintheparkbg
Graves Gilbert Clinic is a proud sponsor of this great event!!
National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to celebrate these exceptional health care providers. This special week offers numerous opportunities to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional care that NPs provide.