For more information, call: 877-CENTEGRA

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Area residents are invited to take a K-9 companion to a community dog walk to support the Centegra Gavers Breast Center. The walk is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 and the course is just less than two miles on even terrain at Horse Fair Park in Spring Grove. There also will be vendors and snacks available the day of the event.

Registration includes a goody bag and bandana for all walkers. The first 100 registered walkers also will receive a t-shirt. Registration fees start at $15 for one person and one dog or $30 for a family and one dog. Walkers may bring up to two dogs. There is an additional $5 fee to bring a second dog. Everyone is asked to practice responsible pet ownership. Poop bags will be provided. For more information contact Dorothy Vetrovec at (815) 675-2008 or visit

The Paws for a Cause committee is working with the Centegra Health System Foundation to connect the community to Centegra’s vision for better healthcare in McHenry County. Contact the foundation at (815) 788-5870 for more information on how to help support the Centegra Gavers Breast Center and Breast Care Fund. The foundation helps build financial resources and grants funds for Centegra operations such as EKG transmitting devices, neo-natal monitors, professional education, state-of-the-art TomoTherapy cancer treatment, charity care, wellness programs, patient transport and much more.

Centegra Health System Foundation raises funds to support the goals of clinical excellence, superior service and promoting wellness for the greater McHenry County area. Through fundraising, special events and stewardship and by embracing donor passion for superior health care, the foundation works to provide the health system with the essential financial resources needed to support its strategic goals.

For more information on how the community can help inspire, invest and innovate healthcare in the area, call the Centegra Health System Foundation at (815) 788-5870.