Medical students from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine have organized the inaugural Reach Out of the Grave 5K fundraiser to benefit Reach Out of Montgomery County, a free clinic that provides health care access to the uninsured and underinsured population of Dayton and surrounding areas.
The Halloween charity 5K will be Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 a.m. starting at White Hall on the campus of Wright State University.
The proceeds from the 5K event will enable Reach Out to expand its physical therapy department to better serve patients who suffer from mobility constraints and mobility-related injuries.
The goal for runners is simple — survive. Those who wish to attempt to elude the “zombies” will receive a three-flag belt to be worn throughout the race. Volunteer “zombies” will run along the length of the course and will “infect” race participants by stealing flags before runners reach the finish line. Survivors who make it to the finish line with one or more flags left can trade them in for free raffle tickets that can be used to win items in the after-party raffle. Those who lose all three of their flags will finish the race as an “infected human.”
“While there is some level of competition to this, we anticipate a fun event where everyone walks out with a smile and some great prizes,” said Courtney McCall, one of the event organizers. “The race will conclude with an after-party at White Hall where race participants and members of the community can unwind, have fun and partake in the charitable raffle.”
In addition, there will be a trick-or-treat area set up for children, who can wear their Halloween costumes. Food and drinks donated from local restaurants and businesses will be available for event participants and volunteers, subject to availability.
To register for the 5K, go to squareup.com/store/reachoutofthegrave5k. The cost is $35. The first 100 registrants will receive a $10 discount.
To volunteer, contact Kaitlyn Danner at email@example.com. For information about partnerships or donations, contact Courtney McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other questions, email email@example.com.
Kroger Community Rewards®
Giving More Back to the Community!
If you shop at Kroger, you can easily help Reach Out by
registering your Kroger Plus card. The online process takes about five minutes and will cost you nothing, but
will provide Reach Out with donations. The amount we
receive will depend on how often you use your Kroger Plus card.
Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.
Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
Here's how to join the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
- Have your Kroger Plus card (or your Alternative ID#) handy.
If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer
service desk at any Kroger.
- Register your Kroger Plus card online at the Kroger
Community Rewards website: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/.
- Select Cincinnati, Ohio, as your location if you shop at
Kroger in Southwest Ohio.
- Click on "Enroll." Follow the steps to sign in or create
an account and link it to your Kroger Plus Card number.
- You will then get an e-mail message asking you to activate
your account. Once your account is activated, log in again to join the Kroger
Community Rewards Program.
- Select Community Rewards from the menu once you are logged
- Enter Reach Out's NPO number: SL962 or Reach Out, and when our name appears, click
on confirm. That's all there is to it.
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call
(877) 576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus Card number.
- If you do not have Internet access, please call
1-800-621-7042 and a letter will be mailed to you with a barcode you can use at
here for more information
Guidelines for Infectious Disease Treatment at Reach Out
If you have known exposure or potential
exposure to an infectious disease such as Ebola, please
note that the Reach Out of Montgomery
County facility is not equipped to treat these types of infectious diseases.
To protect yourself and others such as healthcare workers,
please call a hospital emergency room in advance with information about
It is helpful to be truthful and to disclose if you have
traveled outside the United States, if you have been in contact with
a person(s) who has been exposed to or contracted Ebola, or have been
in the same area of a known exposure to Ebola.
here to learn "What You Need to Know about Ebola"
New Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system
Information about our new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system,
MDRhythm, is now available at:
http://www.mdrhythm.com. For additional
information, contact: William (Bill) Edgar at firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone 888-958-2072, ext. 104.
Preventing Drug Overdose Posters
In 2012, 162 unintentional drug overdose deaths, the highest number
on record, occurred in Montgomery County. This finding comes from the
Poisoning Death Review (PDR). This collaborative review identifies
that these deaths are occurring in every neighborhood across Montgomery
County. It also identifies that while opiate drugs continue to be a significant
problem, the gains achieved in targeting these prescription drugs have
resulted in a dramatic rise in the use of heroin, which is on the streets
in easy and cheap access.
put this in context, it's a death every three days. We specifically need
your assistance to help spread education about this epidemic level community
issue and steps to prevent it. Listed below are printable versions of
the project's Prevent Drug Overdose posters that have been created for use in
agencies, businesses, schools, and anywhere they may gain visibility.
I encourage you to print them, re-send them, give them to those who will
use them, and post them in locations where they will gain attention and
help save lives.
17" heavy stock posters are also available and may be
picked up at the Montgomery County Office of Family and Children First,
the ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery
County, the Montgomery County Coroner's Office and Wright State University's
Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Assistant County Administrator - Human Services
Director - Office of Family & Children First
New Yorker writer and FRONTLINE correspondent
Atul Gawande reports on a doctor in Camden, N.J., who actually seeks
out the community’s
sickest — and most expensive — patients.
The findings on this
video bring to light the need for knowing the patient's experiences in
healthcare, sometimes referred to as their "footprint." We
assess today for where the patient has been in the healthcare system,
what is working and what is broken? This "footprint" is their
unique journey or pathway to better health. We need to look back to
This film illustrates HOTSPOTS in which REACHOUT is very
familar with in our community. These represent our most vulnerable
population who benefit from REACHOUT's open door services. We as a
healthcare team need to work harder on identifying with "the patient" how
to suceed, which fork in the road can lead to a better outcome and
any special barriers that can be conquered along the way.
and reflect! Thanks to Dr. Collier for sharing this film.
shopping to support Reach Out
If you shop at Dorothy Lane Market or Kroger, a portion of the money you spend at one of these stores can be donated to Reach Out. Read on to learn more.
Dorothy Lane Market Good Neighbor Program
Support Reach Out by shopping at Dorothy Lane Market.
Dorothy Lane Market's Club DLM Good Neighbor Program has donated hundreds
of thousands of dollars to numerous local nonprofit organizations over
the past several years through this program.
In 2011, Dorothy Lane Market will donate $40,000 back to the community.
Every donation that Reach Out receives will help provide clients
with heath-care services and medications.
Visit Dorothy Lane Market at:
- 2710 Far Hills Ave.,
- 6177 Far Hills Ave., Dayton
- 740 N. Main St., Springboro
Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers
Reimbursement for Tobacco Cessation
With increased awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and exposure
to second hand smoke, more patients need tobacco cessation counseling
and referrals to available resources. This fact sheet explains existing
options for Ohio health care providers to counsel patients about tobacco
use and second hand smoke exposure.
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Cessation Benefits Team