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  • Father’s Day 5K is now a Father’s Day 5-STAY

    DOVER – After Greater Seacoast Community Health canceled its annual Father’s Day 5K due to the coronavirus pandemic, presenting sponsor Novocure and 16 other local companies and organizations agreed that they would still support the fundraiser. Now, the community health centers are asking runners and other members of the public to do the same.

    For the past 11 years, this family-friendly race has supported access to quality health care and support services at Goodwin Community Health, Families First Health & Support Center, and Lilac City Pediatrics. Since the Father’s Day 5K is the health centers’ largest annual fundraiser, they are asking for your help.

    “If you are in a position to do so, please consider a donation in lieu of race registration,” says Elizabeth Clemence, race director for the Father’s Day 5K. “This will help the three community health centers continue providing essential health care and support services during this emergency. As we pivot to meet the emerging needs of our community during this rapidly evolving crisis, we’re deeply grateful for any amount you can contribute.” Donations can be made online at GetCommunityHealth.org/donate.

    Mike Ambrogi, COO of lead sponsor Novocure, says his company is “very proud to continue to support Families First and Goodwin Community Health and the valuable role they play in our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted for all of us the importance of continuity of the essential services they provide.”

    Greater Seacoast Community Health thanks Novocure and the following other businesses and organizations for their support: Bank of New Hampshire; Digital Prospectors; Eastern Bank; Clark Insurance; Collins Sports Center; D.F. Richard Energy; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Kennebunk Savings; Louis F. Clarizio Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center; Margaritas Mexican Restaurant; Newburyport Bank; NH Healthy Families; United Way of the Greater Seacoast; Well Sense Health Plan; Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; and ConvenientMD Urgent Care.

    Goodwin Community Health and Families First Health & Support Center are community health and family resource centers serving the greater Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. They provide general medical care for people of all ages, dental care, prenatal care, counseling, substance misuse treatment, parenting classes, family programs, home visiting and family programs, and mobile health care for the homeless. Lilac City Pediatrics provides pediatric and behavioral health care to children and adolescents. The three serve almost 20,000 local adults and children, many of them uninsured or lacking access to affordable, quality health care. They operate centers in Somersworth, Portsmouth, and Rochester, as well as mobile health clinics in multiple Seacoast locations. For more information, visit GetCommunityHealth.org.