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Running legend to participate in LouisvilleKY’s Derby Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – One of running’s most iconic figures, Kathrine Switzer will participate in her first ever Derby Festival race. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and recently ran it again 50 years later in 2017. (The run was only 24 minutes slower than she did in her first marathon at age 20.) On Saturday, April 27, Switzer will run the Derby Festival’s Marathon Relay as member of the Humana Relay Team. “I’m thrilled to team up with Humana to continue spreading awareness about the importance of active aging and the pursuit of healthy social,…

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LouisvilleKY’s “March for Meals” raises awareness of hunger

Mayor Fischer, Metro Council Members and other leaders deliver Meals on Wheels Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition Program announced today its support and participation in the 17th annual March for Meals – the month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital safety net. “The services that we provide the seniors of Louisville are critical and the need continues to increase,” said Melanie Rivard, program manager for the city’s Senior Nutrition Program, part of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.  “Together, we can keep seniors living independently, healthier…