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Operation Heart 5K to Benefit Area Seniors

by Karina Brady, Student Public Relations Writer

The Cedarville University American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is hosting its annual Operation Heart 5K on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. The event will take place on the university’s Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

This year’s Operation Heart 5K will raise funds for local senior walking club memberships. The goal is to encourage seniors in the Cedarville community to stay active, especially in the colder months. “We also hope to engage our community and bring greater awareness to the importance of living heart-healthy lifestyles,” said Samantha Gross, APhA-ASP co-chair.

— Samantha Gross

Runners can register by emailing until the day of the race. Participants will receive a numbered bib the morning of the race upon signing in.

The event advisors are Cedarville University assistant professors of pharmacy practice Dr. Brenda Pahl, Dr. Andrew Straw and Dr. Bethany Sibbitt. Gross and Rachel Balentine, both second-year pharmacy students, are the co-chairs.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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