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Colorthon 2021 Fundraiser Set for October 30 at Mission Club

Written by Nora Wallace on in Foundation

Registration is now open for the 2021 Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon 5K at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village on October 30.

Registration is now open for the 2021 Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon 5K at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village on October 30.

After a short hiatus – and in a new location – the popular and exuberant fundraising event will begin with registration at 8 am in the club parking lot.

Instead of playing a round of golf at the picturesque locale, participants will run or walk a pre-arranged 5K course through a series of “color stations” where volunteers will toss colored powder (actually, cornstarch) at runners.

This untimed event is open to runners, walkers, joggers, and anyone who wants to come out and have a fun morning while supporting the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation.

Registration is open for sign-up as individuals, a family, or in a group. Everyone will start together, moving at their own pace through various “color stations” where enthusiastic volunteers shower participants with dyed cornstarch.

The pre-registration form may be found at lhdfoundation.org/colorthon. Sign-up by October 20 for a discount or register at 8 a.m. the day of the event at the Mission Club. Pre-registration cost is $30 for each adult, $25 each for a Team of 4, and $15 each for participants age 12 and younger. Registration on the day of the event is $35 for each adult, $30 each for a Team of 4, and $15 each for participates age 12 and younger.

Numerous sponsorship levels are also available. Call Outreach Coordinator Karen Ortiz at 805-875-8868 for more information.

The 2021 Colorthon will help raise funds to purchase an advanced MRI machine for Lompoc Valley Medical Center. The new MRI will enable faster scan times, higher image quality, more automation, and better resolution to allow new types of imaging.

As of September 1, 2021, masks are recommended but not required for this event. Health and safety protocols are subject to change based on federal, state, and local government policies. See lhdfoundation.org for more information and updates.

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Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.