Saturday, September 20, 2014

Margaret Suanne Bone Shares Details about the Recent Franklin Classic

Margaret Suanne Bone
For Mercy Community Healthcare, the Franklin (TN) Classic is their largest fundraiser for the year. As a nonprofit organization serving both insured and uninsured clients in Williamson and surrounding Tennessee counties, Mercy must raise nearly $1 million annually to help cover the costs, reports Margaret Suanne Bone. Between registrations and event sponsors, Mercy’s goal was to raise $150,000 with this year's recent race. ​

Q: The Franklin Classic appeals to so many folks. Why is that so? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: The Franklin Classic is an event that is on everyone’s calendar because it’s a lot of fun for families and competitive runners alike. Franklin Classic has something for everyone, and it’s for such a great cause... ​

Q: What exactly is the Franklin Classic run? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: Franklin Classic is a 5k & 10k run, but it also includes a 1k Kids Fun run. It’s truly something the whole family can enjoy. ​

Q: The race benefits Mercy Community Healthcare. What will the funds raised provide? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: The funds raised provide healthcare to about 1,000 uninsured people. Seventy percent of Mercy’s patients are uninsured or on TennCare. ​

Q: How much is the registration fee to participate in the Franklin Classic? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: The race is affordable, which is another reason why it’s so popular. The 5K Run or Walk is $30 and the 10K Run is $35. The Kids Run is only $10. ​

Q: Who were this year’s sponsors? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: Fleet Feet Sports, Bank of America, Williamson Medical center were just a few of many sponsors. ​

Q: In addition to participating in fundraisers, what other ways are there for the community to get involved with Mercy? ​

Margaret Suanne Bone: There are many opportunities to support Mercy. Monetary and in-kind donations are always needed as are individual and corporate sponsorships. Volunteering is also a great way for getting involved with Mercy. For more information you can visit them online at mercycommunityhealthcare.org.

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