COATESVILLE — With the closing of the Brandywine Hospital, officials at Penn Medicine are sponsoring events throughout the year to promote health and fitness, a way to proactively keep people out of the hospital. One of those events will take place May 14.
“LEAP for Coatesville,” a Community Empowerment Run through Coatesville is a two-mile walk, jog or run through city streets and takes place May 21 at 10 am There will be free raffles, food trucks and free T-shirts for the first 100 registrants.
“Vendors will be there promoting health and wellness,” said Abigail McNeil, president of the Minority Nurse Educators of Chester County. “Vendors will be promoting health and wellness and will be telling people about the resources available to the community after the Brandywine Hospital closing.”
McNeil said the event is for all ages.
“It’s extremely important to stay healthy and fit, and we’re encouraging people to stay healthy because we don’t have that resource (Brandywine Hospital) anymore. We need people to be their own advocate .:
McNeil said trainers will be on hand for people with questions about mental or physical health.
Rain date is May 21. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leap-for-coatesville-2nd-annual-community-empowerment-run-tickets-326325497347