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Thornton, Foundation to Host Stride for Health

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins Foundation and forward Shawn Thornton have teamed up with Hallmark Health System and Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione to host the fifth annual Dr. Bob Harney Stride for Health Walk, Run or Roll on Saturday, August 18 at Revere Beach in Revere, MA. The event is set to start at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. behind the State Police Barracks (220 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151). The day will also include a post-event barbecue on Revere Beach.

The Dr. Bob Harney Stride for Health Walk, Run or Roll is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for the Cardiology, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine programs at Hallmark Health System. Proceeds from the Stride for Health will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation, provide CPR training and choke-saving skills to 10th and 11th grade students in communities north of Boston, and will also be used to purchase lifesaving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for area youth hockey teams and athletic facilities.

To register for the fifth annual Stride for Health Walk, Run or Roll for only $20 or make a pledge online, fans can visit Those wishing to volunteer for the event may do so by calling (781) 979-6100.

About Hallmark Health System
Hallmark Health System is the premier charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities and is the official healthcare partner of the Boston Bruins. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology. The mission of Hallmark Health System is to provide, in a community-based setting, the highest quality health care to Boston's northern suburbs.

About the Boston Bruins Foundation
The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since its inception in July 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $12 million dollars through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health, and community outreach programs that assist in helping enrich the lives of children throughout New England.

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