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Nurses union united for quality patient care
Thanks to all that came out to participate in the very successful 2012 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday April 28th. The benefit raised over $204,000 to work toward stopping heart disease.
The Alaska Nurses Association-Labor Program who represent over 1300 RNs in Alaska for collective bargaining was a sponsor of this year’s event. We staffed a booth near the finish line with nurses to give free blood pressure checks to racers. We also encouraged the runners and walkers to hydrate before and after the race by giving away juice packs, vitamin water and snack bars donated by the Providence Registered Nurses Union(PRN) a Local of the Alaska Nurses Association-Labor Program. Janet Pasternak, Vice President of PRN led the charge of bringing volunteers together to staff the booth and teams of runners and walkers from the hospitals. Janet also sought out a donation of water from Alaska’s Best Water. At the event this September 15th, we will definitely have more water available for the race participants.
Thanks to all who came out to either volunteer at the booth, or run in the race.
Please enjoy the attached photos of some of our work teams, as well as runners.
Team-RN's United from Soldotna with UAA nursing student Marco Cheseto.
Janet Pasternak working the booth.
Debbie Leach taking a B/P.
Diana Boyd hydrating the runners
RN's United runners from Central Peninsula Hospital
Lynn Gray, RN from PAMC, Critical Care nearing the finish line
Lynn, Abbie and Abbie's husband rehydrating after the race
AK Best Water donated all the water for the run. From Left to Rigth, we have Abe, Sandee, Jason and Branden.