Take part, support Aliferis Memorial Race

We are the Honorary Chairs of the 16th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race to be held Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, starting from behind the hospital. The race events are a celebration of the dedication to health and wellness of the late Dr. Peter Aliferis, M.D. It raises money to benefit the Peter Aliferis Scholarship Fund, the Alpena Cancer Center, patient enhancement projects, and new technology in Alpena. Online/credit card registration is available at www.midmichigan.org/race until noon Sept. 1.

The day starts with registration and material pick-up at 7 a.m. The Duathlon and Bike Race/Tour starts at 8 a.m. The 1-mile Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. The 5K Run Start is 9:30 a.m. The Awards Ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.

Most importantly it is fun to participate. It does not matter how fast or slow you are — there will be others enjoying the day with you. It would be great to see more older Alpenians involved. You may be surprised to see how well you place in your age group. Regardless of awards it is satisfying and enjoyable to spend the morning with other good people and helping fund our local hospital needs.

Ken and Marie Dully