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6th annual Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run goes virtual

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:13:14-04

Fall is a gorgeous time to get out and enjoy some great activities and many come with the opportunity to support a great cause, like the Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk. But like many others, the Franciscan Life Process Center's run/walk will be virtual this year.

The race supports the Franciscan Life Process Center’s music therapy, which was founded 42 years ago. The Franciscan Life Process Center is looking to raise $30,000 to support our music therapy program into 20201 and ensure all who need music therapy can receive it.

They work with people of all ages and in all stages of life—from children with special needs to those in hospital settings, nursing home communities, and those in hospice care. Music therapy is an established form of therapy that improves patients' physical and mental well being. It can help a wide variety of patients be more calm, attentive, and express themselves – especially patients with verbal communication issues, like children with special needs or Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

The Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk can take place between now and October 17.

Registration costs $30. Sign up at or call (616) 897-7842.