The 3rd Annual St. John’s College Scrubs RuN 5k will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Washington Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m.

“The Scrubs RuN is a fundraiser for the college’s scholarship fund,” said Charlene Aaron, PhD, RN, chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing. “The students have been working hard to make this a fun event for friends, family, alumni and the community.”

Proceeds from the Scrubs RuN will go toward nursing scholarships to give future caregivers more opportunities to receive a quality education at St. John’s College of Nursing. Registration is $35, the student cost is $25 and its just $5 for children ages five to 12.

Visit https://runsignup.com/scrubrun2019 to register.

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About St. John’s College 
St. John’s College, a department of St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, Illinois the oldest Catholic hospital-based school of nursing in the United States. In 1886, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis founded St. John's Hospital School of Nursing. Their mission was to care for the sick and needy of the community in a spirit of joy, respect and commitment to competence. Initially the school was created as a two-year diploma program to educate members of the founding religious order. In 1912 the school accepted the first lay women. St. John's School of Nursing transitioned into St. John's College in 1991. Today, St. John's College students can earn a Bachelor or Master of Science in nursing degree. During our long and rich history, we have undergone many transitions. However, the constant has been dedication to the education of professional nurses whose practice exemplifies excellence in health care.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

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