Osmundson Manufacturing partners with Perry Lutheran Homes for Run Through Time 5K

COURTESY OF PERRY LUTHERAN HOMES
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Perry Lutheran Homes' Mollie Clark accepts a $5,000 check from Heather Bruce with Osmundson Manufacturing for the Run Through Time 5K.

Perry Lutheran Homes recently announced a partnership with Osmundson Manufacturing to bring awareness and action to meet the needs of elderly community members in Perry through the Run Through Time 5K.

The Run Through Time 5K is one of several StepUp Movement initiatives of Perry Lutheran Homes’ advocating for the needs of our elderly community members so that they never feel alone, hungry, afraid, unwanted or forgotten. The third annual Run Through Time 5K fun walk or run will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 at Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran Homes, 1300 28th St., Perry. Osmundson Manufacturing committed to a $5,000 Grammy sponsorship level.

“Here at Osmundon Manufacturing, we are passionate about helping our elderly community members feel loved, valued, and well taken care of. The Run Through Time 5K is a fun way to raise awareness for the needs of elderly people and for our community to get involved,” said Heather Bruce, CEO of Osmundson Manufacturing. “Many elderly people are ‘invisible’ and isolated which can have negative effects on their mental and physical wellbeing. Together with Perry Lutheran Homes, and others in our community, we’re working together to make a positive difference in the lives of all our elderly community members.”

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Adults and children age 12 and up are invited to register to walk or run in the 3.1 mile Run Through Time 5K at runthroughtime.run/. This untimed fun run or walk is for all abilities and levels of fitness, and is an out-and-back style fun run starting and ending at Perry Lutheran Homes Eden Acres Campus and connecting with the Raccoon River Valley Trail for a large majority of the run. Runners will enjoy song lyrics and music along the route from the 1930s through today courtesy of Raccoon Valley Radio.

In addition to the fun run, Perry Lutheran Homes is inviting the public to a 65th Anniversary Community Celebration from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be food from the Hotsy Totsy food truck, live music with Steve Parnell of BRG Music, a Decade Dash for children age 6 and under, a Rock & Roll Run for children age 7 – 11, free games sponsored by Acorns & Oaks Intergenerational Christian Daycare and prizes. Event goers are encouraged to dress up in their favorite decade attire or like their favorite band or musician. Prizes will be awarded for “best-dressed” teams and/or individuals.

“We’re excited to partner with Osmundson Manufacturing for the Run Through Time 5K fun run. They’ve been a part of the Perry community since 1903. And, just like all of us at Perry Lutheran Homes, they are passionate about helping our elderly community members feel loved, valued, and well taken care of.” shares Melissa Gannon, Administrator and COO for Perry Lutheran Homes. Gannon continues, “The Run Through Time 5K is more than just a run. It's a group of community-minded people and organizations working together to create awareness for the needs of our elderly citizens right here in Perry. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our elderly people showing them how much they mean to us and our community.”

Register today for the Run Through Time 5K fun walk or run at: www.RunThroughTime.run.