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Community runs to ‘Bridge The Gap To Health’

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- Tri-State residents came together Sunday morning to raise money for the Quincy Catholic Charities MedAssist program at the Bridge The Gap To Health Race.

Race director Morgan Parker said the event is more than just a run.

"The MedAssist program supports those who that cannot afford their medications so the lifesaving prescription medications for those that are in need."

Michael Miller was a participant and he said since last years run was virtual, it was crucial he got out to support the cause.

"I think anytime that you can put your money to do something where you're putting your money behind it and you're putting your energy and physical kind of willpower, I think that kind of makes you more motivated to go out and do your best," he said.

Jaden Sangoi is an annual runner and he said he's proud of the turnout.

"It feels good just to know we're making a difference in Quincy," he said. "You know, it's raining, we're in a pandemic but there's still a lot of people out here. I was really happy to see the good turnout."

Parker said the event benefits everyone.

"There's so many people in our community that need this medication and all the funds raised go directly to Quincy Catholic Charities," she said. "So the more people that we have come out, the more funds that we raise, the more people that we can help."

For more information on the MedAssist program call 217-222-0958.

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Jayda Hill

Jayda Hill is a Multimedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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