Join a rat race that makes a difference: Registration now open for ICHS Lunar New Year 5K

 

Banner - Lunar New Year 5kJoin a rat race that promotes good health and makes a difference. International Community Health Services (ICHS) today opened registration for its annual Lunar New Year 5k Walk / Run at: www.ichs.com/5k.

This year’s fundraiser takes place along Shoreline’s Interurban Trail on Feb. 23, 2020 in celebration of the Year of the Rat. All proceeds will support health services for community members who could not otherwise afford them. Festivities will include a traditional lion dance for good fortune and firecrackers to chase away evil spirits in honor of the Lunar New Year, the most important Chinese holiday.

“ICHS Foundation looks forward to a great event that brings the community together in support of local families,” said Ron Chew, ICHS Foundation director.

Registration is $35 with an early bird discount price of $30 until Dec. 31. Attendees under 14 or 65 and older can participate for free. Participants will receive a time chip, bib, Lunar New Year 5k tee-shirt and other special giveaways from ICHS and event vendors. Free parking is available at Shoreline City Hall and ICHS Shoreline Clinic.

For more information or to learn how to become an event volunteer, email: foundation@ichs.com

Hong Chang

Location:

Shoreline

Language:

English, Vietnamese

EDUcaTiON:

Associate of Art and Science
Associate of Dental Hygiene

Certification:

BLS

Why I Work at ICHS:

I volunteered at ICHS while in college 10 years ago and I fell in love with the multicultural and diverse setting that ICHS provided. I am grateful for organizations like ICHS, which provide affordable and quality health care for all and I am honored to be a part of the organization.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Treat patients with the best care like I would want to be treated.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I had major dental anxiety growing up and I had my very first dental cleaning at ICHS International District clinic after I immigrated to America. The kindness and patience that the doctor and clinic staff exhibited helped me overcome my anxiety and motivated me to work in the dental field.

William (Bill) Hoskyn

Work Location:

Shoreline, ICHS Legacy House

Degree:

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Education:

Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French, Duke University

Certification:

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Why I Work at ICHS:

I work at ICHS because of its commitment to serving people that would otherwise have little access to health care.  I also chose this organization because the staff is passionate about their work and is committed to giving our patients high-quality care.

Patient Care Philosophy:

As a provider I seek to collaborate with patients to optimize their health so that they can work, care for their loved ones, and lead meaningful lives. I believe that health is multidimensional and not just physical, and I strongly value preventive medicine in order to avoid or minimize future disease.

Interesting Note About Myself:

I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but after college I left the muggy South for the beautiful and more temperate Pacific Northwest. I love to travel, hike, play board games, sing karaoke, and rock climb. I love seeing patients across the lifespan, and I have a soft spot in my heart for LGBTQ health and palliative and end-of-life care.