For more than a decade, Interfaith Works of CNY has presented the annual Duck Race to End Racism each June as a way to fund and support one of their signature programs, Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism. And this year, Crouse Hospital is proud to again be a Corporate Sponsor of the event.
The 2013 Duck Race will be held Saturday, June 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, 390 West Kirkpatrick St (corner of Solar St.). This free family festival features food, music and free ice cream for all, to raise community awareness of racism and intolerance and the fight to end it.
This year Crouse Hospital is pleased to submit its entry, “SportsCare Express — Where Every Player Gets the All-Star Treatment.” The Crouse family strives to live its mission of providing the best in patient care and promoting community health by extending not just care, but kindness, empathy and understanding equally to patients of all ages, races, gender and creeds.
The SportsCare Express Diverse Ducks were created by Debra Brown and Dorcas Rodriguez, from our Health Information Management Department. In the SportsCare Express waiting room they designed (at left), you’ll find ducks representing the diversity of actual patients we treat — with, we might add, a diverse range of injuries! On and off the court, field or ice, patients in the Central New York community deserve the care the Crouse Hospital team provides, with respect and dignity for all as one of our guiding principles.
Dorcas, shown at left with Crouse entry, and Debra have shared their creativity with Crouse and the community in past years, capturing several top prizes awarded by the judges, winning awards for its design in the last six years. In 2004 and 2003, the Crouse duck won first place in the actual race at the Inner Harbor. Best of luck to our SportsCare Express duckies this Saturday!