Run for Mercy 5K supports outreach of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Emory Report | March 28, 2018

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2018 marked the second year for the Run for Mercy 5K.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital raised nearly $60,000 during the hospital’s second annual Run for Mercy 5K. Proceeds from the race support patients at Emory Saint Joseph’s and clients from Mercy Care Atlanta.

“We do such good work in so many ways. This race is one of the more public ways we get to demonstrate how we support Mercy Care and the outreach of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. We are a Mercy hospital, and our mission is to take care of patients and their families,” says Philip Coletti, Emory Saint Joseph’s chairman of the Board of Directors.

Participants in the Run for Mercy 5K raised money for:

  • The Sister Valentina Sheridan Compassionate Care Fund, which supports patients in need of financial assistance once they are discharged from the hospital to aid in a successful recovery;
  • The ESJH Continuing Education Fund, supporting the continual learning and training needed for the next generation of healthcare providers in order to offer exceptional care to patients and their families;
  • The ESJH Fund of Excellence, to introduce new services needed to better serve the community; and
  • Mercy Care Atlanta, supporting the organization that provides health care services to the poor and marginalized citizens who need it most in our community.