Hamburg Health and Wellness News – October 2020


Saint Joseph Hospital awards local scholarships to teen volunteers

The Saint Joseph Hospital Volunteer Guild awarded four scholarships to Fayette County students pursuing a career in the medical field. The four students selected are Lindsey Hiler, Northern Kentucky University; Amanda Kanatzar, Transylvania University; Dallas Care, University of Kentucky; and Hannah Jawed, Xavier University. The four recipients graduated from high schools in Fayette County in 2020 and each completed 112 hours of volunteering with Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East or Saint Joseph Jessamine. Each will each receive a $2,000 scholarship toward their college education.


Free Flu Shots

Cold and Flu season has officially started in Lexington and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering free flu shots.

A drive-thru flu shot event for those in high-risk categories ages 13 and older will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 9 am until 2 pm at Consolidated Baptist Church, located at 1625 Russell Cave Road. You must register online in advance for a time slot. Slots are available to provide up to 400 free flu shots at this one-day event.

Starting Monday, October 5, flu shots will also be available for free all season by appointment only at LFCHD’s Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike. Please call 859-288-2444 to make an appointment; walk-ins will not be accepted due to requirements to maintain physical distancing in the clinic.


CHI Saint Joseph

Continuing Care Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital within Saint Joseph Hospital, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award for the fifth straight year.



RunTheBluegrass Half Marathon, originally scheduled in March, is rescheduled for Saturday, October 3 at The Kentucky Castle, with a virtual race option.

The 6th annual Raven 10K and the 4th annual Robin 5K trail runs will be held on the grounds of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary on Sunday, October 4 at 10 am.

Photo by Paul Martin / HJ

Bourbon Chase, originally scheduled for Friday, October 23 is canceled for 2020.

The Pumpkin Run 3K will take a virtual format on Saturday, October 24. Completed on your own schedule, on your own course (even on a treadmill). You may share your finish time on the RESULTS page for the 2020 event anytime between October 24 and October 31.

The Cupcake Classic, a 5K For The 5 Senses, is on Sunday, Oct 25 at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall at 4 pm.



The annual Race for the Cure presented by Susan G. Komen Kentucky goes virtual on Saturday, October 3. A virtual kickoff will begin at 8:30 am, but participants are encouraged to race at any time from 9 am until 7 pm at their own pace and in their own location.

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s 2020 Yes, Mamm! 5K has been canceled for Saturday, October 10.



This article also appears on page 13 of the October 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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