Each year, runners from all over come to participate in one of several races – a 12K, a 5K and a 2K fun run – through breathtaking Northwest scenery on the peninsula across the Puget Sound from Gig Harbor. There is even a fun diaper dash for infants. Proceeds from Sound to Narrows benefit MultiCare’s Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity, which provides health information to the public.
This was the Sound to Narrows’ 45th year, bringing in approximately 7,000 attendees.
Along with the races, the event hosts a Healthy Living Expo. Associates from Cottesmore of Life Care and Harbor Place at Cottesmore represented their continuum-of-care campus with a booth at the health fair.
“The rehab director and myself spent the day talking to runners, older adults, teachers, teenagers and small children,” said Jodi Davis, community liaison at Cottesmore of Life Care. “We shared with them what Harbor Place and Cottesmore do for rehabilitation patients and the opportunities for employment within Life Care.”
Davis and Loriel Fanunal, director of rehab, also gave away cups, sunscreen and candy at the booth.
Several associates participated in the races as well.
Glenn Anderson, who heads up Cottesmore of Life Care’s Parkinson’s program, has been an avid Sound to Narrows runner, participating for 41 out of 45 years.
“In 1977, there were about 300 contestants, and it all started at the entrance to Point Defiance,” said Anderson. “One of the things that has grown over the years is the vendor booths that line the finish. This year I found a booth for the campus of care that encompasses Cottesmore of Life Care and Harbor Place at Cottesmore. Thanks for the support!”