Sponsor spotlight: A successful ICHS Lunar New Year 5k Charity Run/Walk

The Lunar New Year 5k finish line at the Interurban Trail. (Photo by Amber Pan)

On Feb. 25, a windy Sunday morning, hundreds of individuals and families came to Shoreline to support International Community Health Services (ICHS) and access to health care programs. This year, over 500 walkers and runners participating both in-person and virtually made this ICHS’ biggest Lunar New Year 5K Benefit ever.

Virtually, participants from Anacortes to Urbana, Illinois — and even from as far as Bulgaria — joined the celebration as well.

Photo from virtual participants, Christine and her daughters in sunny California.

“With the tremendous support received from sponsors and participants, ICHS secured thousands of dollars for people in need of receiving comprehensive healthcare services,” said Christine Consolacion, Foundation Manager, “including primary care, behavioral health treatment, vision, and dental care at no cost.”

From the performance by the International Lion Dance Team, to the volunteers cheering along the trail, the event was filled with high spirits celebrating the Year of the Dragon.

“We would like to thank the 50 volunteers that showed up to support the event,” said Angel Chi, Foundation Development Coordinator and 5K event lead, “and the wonderful staff of our partners Aurora Rents and City of Shoreline City Hall that made this event possible.

Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities joined the 2024 Lunar New Year 5K Benefit.

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Established in 2007 as a separate 501(c)3 organization with its own board of directors, the ICHS Foundation’s mission is to generate financial resources for charity care, build donor relationships and run ICHS capital improvements and expansion efforts.

Like you, we believe that everyone should be able to see a competent health care professional when the need arises. At ICHS, no one is turned away for care. It doesn’t matter who they are, what their background is or whether they can afford to pay. That’s why every year, ICHS provides charity care for patients who have little or no insurance.

ICHS serves as a health safety net for vulnerable families in our community because of donors like you. Every dollar donated to ICHS Foundation goes directly to patients.

ICHS Foundation hosts fundraising events and donation drives. Keep up with Foundation events by signing up for the e-newsletter at the link below or visit our event pages.

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