Nashoba Valley Medical Center to Host 5K Hunger Run and Family

Thursday, September 06, 2012


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Nashoba Valley Medical Center is hosting a 5k Hunger Run road race and a Family Health and Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The Hunger Run will begin at 9:00am and travel along the scenic back roads of Ayer and Groton. The race will finish back at Nashoba Valley Medical Center where a Family Health and Harvest Festival awaits. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and enjoy the “Kids-in-Costumes Half Mile Run.” Walkers are also welcome.   The cost to register for the 5k race is $20.00.  The half mile run and walkers’ fee is $5.00  All proceeds from the event will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and support to those in need.  Runners are asked to bring one nonperishable food item for Loaves and Fishes. To register for the race, please visit The first 100 runners to register will receive a long sleeve tee-shirt.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st place male and 1st place female.  The Family Health and Harvest Festival beings at 10:00am and the festivities will continue until 2:00pm. 

The Family Health and Harvest Festival will have something for everyone including music, food, and children’s activities. There will be numerous information booths providing educational resources and materials on health-related topics including diabetes, sleep apnea, wound care, orthopedics, physical therapy, audiology, cardiology, occupational health, travel safety and much more!  Free health screenings, chair massages, and fitness demonstration will also be offered. This is a community event not to be missed!  Admission to the event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome rain or shine on the campus of Nashoba Valley Medical Center located at 200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA.

For more information please call Wanda Edwards at 978-784-9317 or email  Information on sponsoring the 5k road race can be found by contacting Gary Donia by email at


About Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC), a member of Steward Health Care, offers community-based primary care and specialty services. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy, and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. To learn more visit or call 978-784-9000.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 151 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton and Quincy Medical Center.  Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Hospice and Home Care, Laboure College, and Por Cristo.   Further information is available at

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