5k to Support Local Health Clinic

Date published: May 10th, 2016 | By Matthew


Walking to Support Alder Health Services

Next Saturday we’ll be doing a 5k in Harrisburg (walking, not running).

We’re raising money for Alder Health Services, a non-profit in Harrisburg.

By “we” I mean Susan, Maddie, Louise and I, plus a handful of friends and family.

The walk benefits 46 local organizations.

We heard about this opportunity through my wife, Alecia Sundsmo. She’s on Alder’s board.

A Clinic for Underserved Populations

Alder is a clinic. It serves two disenfranchised populations: individuals living with HIV / AIDS, and members of the LGBTQ community.

We’re supporting Alder because of those underserved by the regular healthcare system.

Also, this is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our inclusiveness, which is one of our five core values. We stand opposed to the bigotry emanating from the presidential nominating process and state houses like NC. Listening to this news, I think to myself, what can we do? One thing we can do is tell our friends what, and whom, we value. We can make sure our friends know where we stand.

If you want to join us, the more the merrier. We’d love to have you. The 5k starts at the HACC campus. Registration is at 7:45 a.m, we’ll meet up then. The walk starts at 9 o’clock. If you want to join us, please email matt@longacre.com and I'll send you the details.

Please Consider a Donation

If you want to donate and support Alder Health Services, thank you, you can do that by visiting our team page. The ‘Donate’ button is in green.

Here is Alder’s mission:

"To improve the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV / AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community by providing a culturally competent and affirming environment that empowers the people we serve."

Alder provides primary care, behavioral health care, case management and support, and education and wellness.

Thank you for reading!