The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) Blueberry 5K Run/Walk held on
May 6, 2017 at Holland Family Blueberry Farm raised more than $8,000,
exceeding the goal by more than $3,000. Proceeds benefitted the Parrish
Early Care and Education (PECE) program at The Children's Center in
“We’re honored that PECE was selected again this year to be
the beneficiary partner with Holland Family Blueberry Farm. The community
supported this event through sponsoring, running, walking and volunteering
which helped us exceed our goal so more children can have an early start
in life and be more successful in school,” said Gene Sego, chair
of the JPMF Board of Directors.
More than 350 runners, walkers and volunteers participated in the seventh
annual Blueberry 5K. The PECE program provides high-quality developmental
and educational care in fully inclusive classrooms where typically developing
children and those with special needs learn together. Through collaboration
and coordination of specialized services, The Children’s Center
(TCC) is located in south Titusville and houses eight partner agencies,
including Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. TCC annually serves
more than 2,000 families. The center offers a continuum of care to all
children, regardless of ability or socioeconomic status. Families with
special needs children and/or typically developing children can receive
numerous health, therapy, education and child development services in
a single location.
The committee secured sponsorships by community members and organizations.
Platinum sponsors include UnitedHealthcare and N. Christine Sylvester.
Gold sponsors include Jeffrey M. Barlow, DDS, PA; Canaveral Plastering
Inc.; Coastal Ambulance Service; DECO, LLC; Bill and Rachel Terry; and
The Watauga Company. The event was chip timed and managed by Space Coast
For more information, please contact 321-269-4066 or visit parrishmedfoundation.com.