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MedWish Miles 2020. A Family Friendly Virtual Race To Honor Those on The Front Lines of the Pandemic. Choose From A 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon Experience. Run, Walk, Hike, Bike or Skip
May 29th 2020 to May 31st 2020
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Original Release: 5/21/2020

MedWish Miles 2020 virtual race banner. Go the extra mile for those on the front line!

From The Desk of Mayor Patrick A. Ward:

Every day during this pandemic so many workers in our City and in our region have been on the front lines providing all of us as much "normal" as possible.

Our own Service Department, Police, Fire, Building Department and our City Hall support staff along with Doctors, Nurses, medical support technicians, store clerks and those in every capacity who make all of these things function, showed up daily to assure the delivery of services and goods for us all.

We owe them big time!

MedWish is sponsoring a Virtual Race to honor these front-line workers which you can participate in at your convenience any time between May 29th 2020 and May 31st 2020. Click the link below for information or to register!


MedWish Miles 2020. A Family Friendly Virtual Race To Honor Those on The Front Lines of the Pandemic.


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Anywhere you are.


To register and learn more please visit:


MedWish Miles is a virtual "race" in honor of all the front-line workers who are keeping our communities moving through this crisis. This is a family friendly event and anyone can participate. Taking a stroller with you? Sign your children up along with you, regardless of age. Participants can register to complete a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, or half-marathon experience. The distance can be completed by running, walking, hiking, biking, or even skipping anytime between Friday, May 29th 2020 and Sunday, May 31st 2020 at the location of their choosing. This is an opportunity to come together (virtually) to show those on the front lines our appreciation!

To register and learn more please visit: You can join/create a team, set up a fundraiser, or simply donate. You can honor a friend or family member working on the front-lines by dedicating your fundraiser and/or miles to them. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Registration is free. Fundraising and donations are always welcome, but not required. All support will help MedWish continue our mission of providing lifesaving supplies to those in need.

To date, MedWish has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by distributing 176,325 masks, 12,161 gowns, 108,001 gloves, 11,934 eye shields and other PPE, 16,865 pediatric and adult respiratory supplies, and 2 ventilators locally. Prior to the local spread, we also shipped 70,160 masks, 4,765 gowns, 33,246 gloves, and 222 goggles internationally.

We would love for you to join us in going the extra mile for those on the front lines!


➤ MedWish International ↗


MedWish International (MedWish) is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. MedWish saves countless lives, reduces waste for a healthier planet, and engages thousands of local volunteers. In 2019 MedWish International partnered with 128 hospitals and healthcare providers in NEO and kept over 434,000 lbs. of medical surplus out of landfills. MedWish also partnered with 15 Skill Building Program Institutions, and more than 150 consumers were part of its LOCAL Skill Building Program. Join the MedWish mission by visiting


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