Thursday, August 11, 2011

1st Bed Race Rally!

This year I was asked to join the Gig Harbor Multicare Bed Race team. I was honored to except, and happy to help win the Golden Bed Pan and make my fellow co-workers proud. Plus its always fun to dress-up, play a character, run and WIN.

Get ready to wave your rally fan and cheer for your favorite team at MultiCare’s eighth annual Bed Race Rally on Friday, Aug. 12, at MMC’s 5th Street Garage, lower level.

On the morning of the Bed Race, click the link below. The Bed Race will be streaming live from the 5th Street Parking Garage. Watch the Bed Race Live

Schedule of Events
11:30am – Raffle ticket sales begin
Noon – Parade of Gurneys
12:15pm – Race begins
1pm Awards Ceremony

The Bed Race Rally teams have released their Broadway themes and are now in full-on training mode for this week’s big race. This year’s teams include:

*Allenmore as Grease

*Environmental Services as Saturday Night Fever

*Fawcett as Hairspray

**Gig Harbor as Spiderman (my team)

*Good Samaritan as Lion King

*Good Samaritan Cardiac Care as Cats

*Good Samaritan Physical Medicine and Rehab as Rocky Horror Picture Show

*Information Services as Little Shop of Horrors

*Mary Bridge as Wizard of Oz

*Materials Management as Mary Poppins

*MHS Leadership as the Phantom of the Opera

*South King County as Annie

*MMA as the Book of Mormon

*Tacoma General as West Side Story

“Gig Harbor is ready for these bed races,” said Dorothy Cozakos, Gig Harbor (Spiderman) team captain. “We are wrapping that bedpan trophy up in our web and bringing it back across the bridge, so watch out!”

“It will be a jolly holiday when Materials Management takes the prize home,” said Alex Walters, Materials Management (Mary Poppins) team member. “They’re going to need a spoon full of sugar to make their loss go down.”

Each team will race their Broadway-themed hospital gurney with one main character riding on board through three different obstacles: The crowd favorite Hula Hoop challenge, the extreme Bean Bag Toss, and a secret event that will be revealed to the teams on race day.

Supporters can purchase raffle tickets for their favorite team for $5 each. The winning team’s raffle tickets will be drawn for a prize – two tickets to any show in the 2011-2012 season at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts in Tacoma. All the proceeds will go towards the MultiCare Gives fund.

***Hope ya'll can tune in and watch the race and see all the costume and just how much fun it is to work for Multicare.***

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