First Jennifer Dougherty 5K draws 130 participants

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Ian Quick, 6, of Cassville, chooses to scale a safety cone rather than run by it, just to change things up a bit, during the final stretch of the first Jennifer Dougherty 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk, which was held Saturday morning at the Mercy Hospital campus. His friend, Jackson Winfrey, 7, wasn't far behind. The two boys were among 130 total participants, amounting to between $4,000-$5,000 raised for nursing scholarships at Crowder College Cassville in honor of Dougherty. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

The inaugural Jennifer Dougherty 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk was met with a huge response from the community.

The inaugural Jennifer Dougherty 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk was met with a huge response from the community. The event was held Saturday morning at the Mercy Cassville campus, and 130 participants, 86 runners and 44 walkers, turned up to help raise awareness for sepsis and honor Dougherty, a nurse at Mercy Cassville who unexpectedly passed away last year due to sepsis. Dougherty's son, Liam, and husband, Bob, were also present to honor Dougherty. Tiffany Means, nurse manager of emergency department and inpatient services at Mercy Cassville, estimated that between $4,000-$5,000 was raised from the event as of Monday morning. Proceeds will be used by Crowder College Cassville to establish nursing scholarships in Dougherty's memory. Pictured are the winners in their respective age categories, and their times, as follows: Overall Winners, Jesse Durosette, 20:12, Amanda Winfrey, 23:49; Isaiah Kemm, 23:46; Skyler Scates, 25:03; 20 to 29 years, Henry Essley, 25:04, Haley Graffanti, 30:08; 30 to 39 years, Dakota Gorman, 30:54, Amanda Winfrey, 23:49; 40 to 49 years, Jesse Durosette, 20:12, Kristy Preddy, 31:48; 50 to 59 years, Drew Colwell, 29:09, Michelle Thomas, 31:34; and 60 years and up; Brian Walsh, 22:54. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
About 130 participants dashed off Saturday morning at Mercy Cassville for the first Jennifer Dougherty 5K event, after Tiffany Means, nurse manager of emergency department and inpatient services at Mercy Cassville who spearheaded the event, shared a few words to honor Jennifer and raise awareness about sepsis. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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