PMC hosts events to keep residents active amid pandemic


April 23, 2020

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Roxy Richards, pictured, attended the Beat the Odds event in 2016.

Petersburg Medical Center is kicking off a healthy community series this week beginning with an Earth Day trash tag challenge and a Circle of Life 5k run with the goal of encouraging the public to stay healthy and active while practicing social distancing.

"We want to encourage connectedness among Petersburg residents," said Julie Walker, one of the organizers of the events. "So many of us are feeling disconnected from each other right now."

Residents can pick a day between April 22 and 25 to pick up trash along a trail, street or other outdoor space that is in need of cleaning. Bags can be pi...

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