June 12, 2007, Danville, Illinois- The Second Annual Provena Regional EMS
“Home Run” will be held on Sunday, July 1, to honor Emergency Medical Services
professionals and to raise money for the Provena Covenant and Provena United
On Sunday, July 1, bikers and hot-rod owners are invited to participate in
this “poker run” that will begin at Provena United Samaritans in Danville,
travel through four counties, and stop at five Provena Regional EMS “home"
agencies along the way. The ride then will finish at the Gifford Fourth of July
Celebration just in time for the Street Dance.
For a $10 entry fee, participants will pick up a card at each stop and the
winning hand will receive a cash prize. Additional hands can be purchased for $5
each. The proceeds will be donated to the Provena Covenant Medical Center
Foundation and the Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. Door
prizes will also be awarded at the end of the run.
“Our agencies are spread out over a wide area, and the Home Run is a fun way
for people to learn about our system and see some of the sites,” states Dave
Stone, Director of Provena Regional EMS.”
Registration on July 1 will begin at 12:30p.m. in the Regional Cancer Center
parking lot on the medical center campus at 812 N. Logan Avenue, Danville, and
participants will depart at 1:30p.m.
The Provena Regional Emergency Medical Services System (EMS) is a coordinated
effort between Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville and Provena
Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. This system draws on the resources of more
than 60 independent agencies (such as ambulance services, fire/rescue squads) in
eight counties, and both Provena medical centers, to provide coordinated
emergency health care to residents throughout east central Illinois and parts of
western Indiana. As part of a continuing commitment to quality emergency care,
the Provena Regional EMS System provides education and patient care coordination
for all its participating members.
For more information on the Second Annual Provena Regional EMS Home Run,
contact Mary Butzow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-359-6619.