A 0.5-mile walk for former and current patients with chronic disease or disability
Register the day of the event. There is no fee to participate. All participates receive a T-shirt and medal.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Noon
Location: Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall
A new Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics event invites former and current patients with chronic disease or disability to the inaugural My Tri-UMPH 0.5-mile walk at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Event organizers Caleb and Kelsey Paarmann, a husband and wife team at Gundersen Tri-County, were inspired by Caleb's father and a similar event in the couple's hometown of Mankato, Minn. Neil Paarmann was an avid runner before he battled graft versus host disease after a stem cell transplant to treat leukemia. In 2016, Neil completed the My Bold Walk, a 0.6-mile course.
"This race allowed him to rejoin a community he once was a part of and achieve something he had not been able to in some time," Kelsey says. "We wanted to try to bring that same kind of experience to our community here in Whitehall."
My Tri-UMPH will be held outside the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall and there is no fee to participate. Registration will take place the day of the event and all participants receive a T-shirt and medal. Family and community members are encouraged to cheer on participants.
"Gundersen Tri-County is proud to offer this inclusionary and unique event for our patients," said Dana Halderson, director, Physical Therapy. "We look forward to celebrating with determined participants as they work toward and conquer a goal that otherwise may not have been possible."
If you have any questions, please call the Rehabilitation department at (715) 538-1713.