DuBois, PA – A fun run in memory of a beloved local doctor will have to be held virtually this year.

Dr. Gary DuGan passed away unexpectedly at the age of just 57 in April 2017. He had been the Chief Medical Officer for Penn Highlands Healthcare for ten years, and Karen Pfingstler from Penn Highlands says he made a difference for a lot of young physicians and for growing our healthcare system.

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Listen to the full interview with Karen Pfingstler about Dr. Dugan and the virtual fun run race this year.

The cost is $10 for the 5K or $15 for the 10K race.

You will also have to pay processing fees when you sign up online at www.phhealthcare.org/events/penn-highlands-healthcare/dr-gary-dugan-memorial-virtual-5k-10k-walk-run.

Because the run is virtual this year, you can complete it on your own time anytime before this Sunday, Sept. 20.

Dr. DuGan enjoyed along with his sister, reading and watching all things zombie. They would often enjoy and share various zombie books. Therefore, Penn Highlands asks you to honor Dr. DuGan by transforming into your greatest zombie character on race day and share those photos via the IYR Virtual App (Its’ Your Race) and use #DuGanrace2020 and #phhevents. They will then share those photos for all to enjoy!

The money benefits the Graduate Medical Education Program, which Dr. DuGan was instrumental in starting. It’s a great way of giving back to our doctors and healthcare facility at a time when we are even more thankful to have them here.

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Register for the run at  www.phhealthcare.org/DuganRace2020 
or on the IYR Virtual Race App (Its Your Race):

  • Kids One Mile Fun Run – FREE ages 16 and under
  • 5K $10 donation fee (plus payment processing fees)
  • 10K $15 donation fee (plus payment processing fees)

Registered participants can begin running this virtual race event on September 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM through September 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM. All registrants must run their virtual race by 11:59 PM on September 20th. After that, time submissions will no longer be posted to the results.

Dr. DuGan was a respected doctor and family man. He enjoyed fishing for walleye with his family and playing with his dog NimZ (whose name is the initials of his beloved children). He was a Philadelphia Eagles fan along with being an avid Penn State wrestling and football devotee.

Lastly, Dr. DuGan enjoyed along with his sister, reading and watching all things zombie. They would often enjoy and share various zombie books. Therefore, we ask you to honor Dr. DuGan by transforming into your greatest zombie character on race day and share with us those photos via the IYR Virtual App (Its’ Your Race) and use #DuGanrace2020 and #phhevents. We will then share those photos for all to enjoy!

Tickets for the Dr. DuGan Memorial Basket Raffle are also available. Since we will not be onsite at the race venue this year for purchase, please contact the Penn Highlands Fund Development Department for an overview of the baskets and to purchase your tickets!  Call 814-375-3901 or email us at [email protected]. Basket drawing will be held September 21st, 2020 and winners declared that same day!