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Lakewood Mayor Thanks St. Clare Hospital For Support

Lakewood Mayor Thanks St. Clare Hospital For Support

Mayor Don Anderson read a special proclamation at the Franciscan Foundation Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 21

Without the contributions of Lakewood’s own St. Clare Hospital, none of these events would be as successful , and they might not even be possible. That’s why on Thursday night, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson recognized the local hospital with a special proclamation during the Franciscan Foundation Board of Trustees meeting at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

Standing next to St. Clare Hospital President Kathy Bressler in front of the Board’s 20 or so members, Mayor Anderson talked about the hospital’s vital role as both a medical care provider and a community cornerstone.

For example, St. Clare sponsored the Lakewood Farmers Market, which enjoyed its second season outside of Lakewood City Hall this past summer. In just two years, the market has blossomed into a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

If you want to see another example, plan to attend the City of Lakewood’s annual Jingle Bell Rock 5K on Dec. 7, which again is sponsored by St. Clare. The walk/jog/run has become a holiday tradition in the community. This year, St. Clare actually sponsored a pair of youth teams from the Clover Park School District – one from Lake Louise Elementary and the other from Tyee Park Elementary.

Get more information on the Jingle Bell Rock 5K .