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The sixth annual Dash for Diabetes 5K Walk and Run hosted by Coplin Health Systems and the City of Ravenswood will take place June 11 at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood. (Photo provided)

RAVENSWOOD – The sixth annual Dash for Diabetes 5K walk and run will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 11 at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. for the race hosted by Coplin Health Systems and the City of Ravenswood.

The annual race promotes diabetes awareness by encouraging participants and spectators to practice healthy eating and exercise routines. Throughout the year, Coplin hosts several community events and programs to shed light on the diabetes epidemic and diabetes prevention.

Proceeds are split between the Coplin Health Systems Diabetes Program for the purchase of diabetes education kits for patients and the Ravenswood Youth Recreation Program.

Registration is available online at www.coplinhealth.com/5k. To guarantee a race t-shirt, pre-register before May 20.

The pre-registration fee is $20 for participants 18 and over and $10 for those 17 and under.

After May 20, the fee for participants 18 and older will be $25 and $15 for those 17 and under, jerseys will be limited. Race day registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on June 11.

For more information on sponsoring this event or registering, visit www.coplinhealth.com/5k.

To further diabetes education and prevention, Coplin Health Systems also hosts the FARMACY program. FARMACY is a program for the prevention of hypertension, stroke and cancer and also supports anyone with diabetes or prediabetes.

Coplin Health Systems is offering the program in Jackson County at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds starting June 22. Participants will receive free local fruits and vegetables, health screenings and health education.

For more information, contact a Coplin Health Systems clinic.

Coplin Health Systems was established in 1978.

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