NEA Baptist Physical Therapy Team plans 5K to benefit HopeCircle

JONESBORO, Ark. – The team at NEA Baptist Clinic Physical Therapy is organizing the third annual Hope Run 5K to benefit HopeCircle, a free community program of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation.

This year’s 5K will take place Saturday, August 25th.

Brian Lewis, physical therapy assistant and race organizer said, “We enjoy hosting an event that promotes health and wellness for the community and we can use that platform to not only help those with a healthier lifestyle but also to raise money and awareness to support such a wonderful program in HopeCircle.  I would encourage anyone to get familiar with HopeCircle and how amazing their services are for those who are going through catastrophic illnesses. You can volunteer, donate or even help with fundraising events.”

The race is a certified 5K course and will begin at 8 am on Saturday August 25th at NEA Baptist Enterprise Drive located at 909 Enterprise Drive off Windover.  “This race has grown tremendously in the first couple of years. We have had a lot of support from our sponsors and we have had great feedback from our participants. We are working to make this the best 5k in our area for runners and walkers alike”, said Lewis.  Those who are interested in running or walking can sign-up online now through August 24th at or they may register the day of the event. The cost of registration is $25. For more information, please contact Brian Lewis at 870-336-1530.

HopeCircle provides a community of hope, support and educational programming, free of charge for families living with a catastrophic illness. Programs are designed to meet the needs of the patients, their caregivers and support system. HopeCircle is one of the six programs of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, and is funded through the foundation, memorials, honorariums and generous gifts from the community. HopeCircle offers wigs, hats and other items for patients who lose their hair due to treatment, a Resource Center whose healing environment welcomes patients and families with dedicated staff and volunteers to talk with those who need someone, as well as family support, educational programs and resources.

NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care and NEA Baptist Clinic, northeast Arkansas’ largest physician group. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 100 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services. NEA Baptist was in the top 3% of hospitals in the nation in 2017 for receiving the Patient Experience Award and the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades and received an “A” in Patient Safety in Spring 2018 from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

For more information about NEA Baptist, please call 870-936-1000 or 870-936-8000 or visit or


Press release – NEA Baptist

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