TRAIL FOR HEALTH P.A.T.H. One Step Closer To Fundraising Goal
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazihavanga
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 28, 2012 9:06 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (P.A.T.H.) project received a financial boost Monday.
St. Mary's Hospital made a $10,000 donation, bringing the project one step closer to its $100,000 goal. Cassey Bowden, marketing manager for the Rahall Transportation Institute, said the latest donation brings the fundraising efforts to a total of $55,000.
Organizers say the P.A.T.H. will benefit thousands of people in the Tri-State region.
"When we first talked about this eight to 10 years ago, it was before Jamie Oliver events and we think that people will want this in their area," said state Sen. Robert Plymale, D-W.Va., of the Rahall Transportation Institute.
The trail is named for Paul Ambrose, a promising young physician who died Sept. 11, 2001, when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. Ambrose focused on fighting obesity in Appalachia.
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