SHEBOYGAN – Sheboygan-based Acuity Insurance has raised more than $10,000 to benefit Aurora’s medical response services for victims of abuse through its 2022 Acuity Health Challenge.
Now in its 10th year, the Acuity Health Challenge included a 5k or 2 mile run/walk. More than 450 people took the challenge in person, which was held on the Acuity campus at 2800 S. Taylor Drive in Sheboygan. 42 other participants supported the event virtually.
In addition to the challenge itself, participants and spectators were welcomed to the event by the Acuity Vendor Village, which hosted a variety of local vendors who helped sponsor goodie bags given to challenge participants. .
The overall winners in the 5K were, in the men’s division, Timmy Brey with a time of 15:29 and, in the women’s division, Miranda Cobb with a time of 22.36.
In addition to a goody bag and a personalized t-shirt on race day, the Health Challenge also provided participants with lunch, which included bagel sandwiches, homemade granola bars from Fresh Meals on Wheels, Old Wisconsin sausage and cheese sticks and Acuity Executive Chef Mike Luedke’s Strawberry Soup.
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► Sheboygan Hospital Named to US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” List: Aurora Health Care announced that 10 of its adult hospitals in Wisconsin were on US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.
Among those on the list was Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
The following Aurora Health Care hospitals were also named to the list: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center-Grafton, Aurora Medical Center-Summit, Aurora Medical Center-Oshkosh, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area, and Aurora Medical Center-Manitowoc County.
US News & World Report rated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. Its methodology is based on quality measures such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, nursing quality, and other care-related indicators.
► The Red Cross plans local blood drives:The American Red Cross is planning the following local blood drives in August:
- Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mead Public Library, 710 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan;
- August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sheboygan Trades and Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan; and
- Aug. 9, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Faith Reformed Church, 243 S. Fourth St., Cedar Grove.
Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or activate the Blood Donor skill on any Alexa Echo device to book an appointment. you or for more information.
► The August 3 Sheboygan Pops concert will feature Lakeland University’s Band Manager: Dr. Evan Chancellor will be the special guest at the Sheboygan Pops Concert Band Fountain Park concert on August 3.
Dr. Chancellor is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras at Lakeland University. He will perform the first movement of Heinrich Domnich’s Horn Concerto No. 2.
Other selections featured by the band include singles from “Oliver!”, “Good Old USA” and “Big Band Polka.”
The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Park, 1000 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.
► Lakeshore Technical College Open House scheduled for August 10: Lakeshore Technical College is hosting a “Level Up with Lakeshore” open house at its Cleveland campus on August 10. The public is welcome to attend and tour the campus anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
College representatives will be available to discuss career options, financial aid, student resources, credit for prior learning, and application steps. Deans and faculty members will also be available to answer questions about new and ongoing programs and courses.
The LTC esports arena will be available for open play.
Registration is requested, but not required.
For more details on Open House or to register, visit gotoltc.edu/open-house.
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Your weather forecast
- Monday: High 84, low 63, a storm; windy in the morning
- Tuesday: High 78, low 64, sunny and pleasant
- Wednesday: High 90, low 74, mostly cloudy and warmer
- Thursday: High 92, low 73, warm with a stray thunderstorm
- Friday: High 85, low 71, very hot; a pm t-storm
- Saturday: High 90, low 73, warm with clouds and sunshine
- Sunday: High 86, low 69, warm with sun and clouds
Courtesy of accuweather.com.
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