Now that’s what we call pulling together
Here at Outliers’ national headquarters, we see a daily flood of news releases promoting hospitals’ well-intended community events. Once in a long while, a word or phrase reaches out and demands an item be written about. Like “truck pull.”
Centegra Health System, based in the far northwest Chicago suburb of McHenry, is inviting teams of 12 to pull a tractor-trailer 75 feet with their bare hands. (The truck is supplied by healthcare-supply maker Sage Products, based in nearby Cary, Ill.) The May 23 event is a fundraiser for the mentorship organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, hosted at the Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center in Huntley, Ill.
One might wonder if this is a ruse to drum up business repairing torn ligaments and hernias. The same competition last year, though, went off without a hitch, so to speak, and raised $18,000 for the cause, says a spokeswoman, who assures us medical staff will be on hand just in case.
According to the Modern Healthcare library, this is the first time “truck pull” has appeared in the magazine, or at least since we started archiving stories electronically. Thank you, Centegra.
Centegra Health is hoping its fundraiser has a lot of pull for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County (Ill.).