Something is moving across Mid-Missouri this summer. Thousands of little feet are counting up the miles as 1,091 kids run, walk, bike and even skip an entire marathon.
So you travel constantly for work and one day while you’re home you decide to step on the scale for the first time in about a year. Shocked, you pick your jaw up off the floor and quickly rack your brain for how that number could have gotten so high!
Hundreds of local kids are about to have the most active summer of their lives. Through an innovative program by Boone Hospital Center, these kids are being challenged to run or walk a complete marathon, 26.2 miles, over the course of the summer.
In September 2011, Heather Parnell started her new career at the Harris Breast Center at Boone Hospital Center. Six weeks later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
One of the greatest delights of springtime is the new crop of seasonal produce that begins appearing at our farmer’s market and local grocer.
Jacob Thomeczek is a native of Columbia and his mother, Sheila, has worked as a Registered Nurse for Boone Hospital Center since the early 1980s.
Four years ago, Memphis, Ten., native Betty Grise and husband, Jerry, moved to Columbia to live closer to their son and daughter-in-law. They also, have a son in North Carolina and two grandchildren who are the “love of my life.”
Boone Hospital Center is expecting another large turnout for the 2013 Heart Fair. Last year, more than 600 people attended this free, informative screening event.
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