Blessing, QMG to contribute $200,000 to Cedar Creek Parkway
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Friends of the Trails is near its $500,000 goal for construction of the linear park
The Complete Cedar Creek Campaign is $200,000 closer to its $500,000 goal.
Blessing Health System and the Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation. These donations will be used toward construction of the Cedar Creek Trail, expanding the current trail from 12th Street to 5th Street.
Friends of the Trails is seeking $500,000 in donations and pledges by the end of 2014 to fund a portion of this phase. With Blessing and Quincy Medical Group’s contribution in addition to previous donations, Friends of the Trails is now just $45,950 shy of their goal.
In addition to construction, Blessing and Quincy Medical Group’s donation will be used to purchase trail signage related to health and wellness.
Aric Sharp, Quincy Medical Group CEO says that this project “serves the community and provides a free and accessible way to not only increase physical activity, but also to spend quality time with family and connect with the outdoors, which really ties the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person’s overall health together. This project fits perfectly with QMG’s mission, so we are thrilled to be an integral part of this project and applaud the campaign by Friends of the Trails and the Quincy Park Foundation.”
“The cost of not being active, both for treatment of the medical conditions it causes and the loss of productivity due to illness, is tremendous,” said Brad Billings, president/chief executive officer, Blessing Corporate Services. “Investment in the Complete Cedar Creek Campaign is part of Blessing’s work to improve the health of our community,”
The donations will be presented Wednesday afternoon.