Our Foundation

Run 4 the Health of It

At COPC, we strive to help our patients and members of the Central Ohio community lead active and healthy lifestyles. As part of this initiative, we created the Labor Day 4 mile run / walk to encourage physical activity and to raise funds for our community. In order to make the strongest impact possible and to improve the overall physical / emotional health of the underserved, we donate all of the proceeds to our Central Ohio community.

Run. Walk. HAVE FUN!

Labor Day: September 2, 2019

Our run/ walk event is a great way to get physically active and have fun with the whole family! If you are planning on joining us this year, please click the button below to sign up for the race.

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About Our Foundation



Our foundation has a simple mission - to improve the overall physical and emotional health of the underserved in Central Ohio.

Since inception, we have granted more than $900,000 to local charities in Central Ohio, but we don't want to stop there. Last year we donated over a total of $150,000 to local charities who further our mission. To help continue our efforts in helping make Central Ohio an even better place, we highly encourage you to support our foundation and help us give back to the community in which we live.



Established on July 26th of 2007, our foundation was formed by our COPC Board of Directors, which consists of over 340 COPC providers that comprise over 65 medical practices throughout Central Ohio.

Our non-profit organization was created as a donor advised fund on the Columbus Foundation, in order to help serve the greater Central Ohio area in which our COPC physicians and specialists operate.



In order to achieve our foundation's goals, we continue to encourage and financially assist nonprofit organizations that further support our mission. Our initial grant-making priorities address the most crucial needs of the underserved such as food, shelter, clothing, and access to prescription drugs.

As our funding increases, we will expand our priorities to include those organizations that are involved in the treatment, prevention, and cure of disease states, and improvement in the overall health of the underserved of Central Ohio.



Every year, our foundation has helped the underserved in our neighborhoods by donating to various charities that address critical needs such as food, shelter, prescription medicines, and access to quality health care.

In the past, our foundation has helped the American Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes, Faith Mission, LifeCare Alliance, and The Driven Foundation.

Our Key Contributors

For over 10 years, we have been able to successfully host the "Run 4 The Health of It" event in order to help better the Central Ohio community. We greatly appreciate the help we receive from each of our sponsors, our Emcee Robyn King, and the band Shucking Bubba Acoustic!

Grant Requests

Interested in submitting a grant request? Click the button below to help us with our cause!


In addition to encouraging our community to live active and healthy lifestyles, our foundation strives to give back to local charities that further our mission to help the underserved. If you are interested in helping us uplift our community, please click the button below to donate to our foundation.

Race Details


Our race will be held at the Westerville Sports Complex. Click here to view the location information.


Labor Day, September 2, 2019

  • 7:40 am – Check-in/Registration Opens

  • 8:00 am – Opening Remarks/Band Performance

  • 8:30 am – Welcome from the Emcee

  • 8:40 am – Kids Fun Run

  • 8:50 am – Race Line Up/National Anthem

  • 9:00 am – 4 Mile Run

  • 9:02 am – 4 Mile Walk

  • 10:00 am – Awards

  • 10:15 am – Post-race Raffle

Entry Fee

  • Kids Fun Run - $10.00

  • 4 mile run/walk - $10.00 through July 4, 2019

  • 4 mile run/walk - $25.00 through September 1, 2019

  • 4 mile run/walk - $35.00 on race day

Course Records

  • Male - David Mars 22:02 (2009)

  • Female - Paige Bigli 22:49 (2010)

Participants Will Receive

  • Shirts (guaranteed to the first 500 participants)

  • Free entry to the Incredible Ridiculous Raffle

  • Same great fun with new surprises


The top three overall winners (male & female) for both 4 mile run and walk will receive awards. All participants will receive finisher medals. In the competitive Walk Category, the first three overall finishers (male & female) will receive medals and special prizes in this division. You must be registered in the competitive walk to qualify.

Bike Giveaway

Bring 3 canned goods (please, no expired products) to the race for free entry into the bike raffle. One entry per participant and must be entered into the race. There we be an adult giveaway and kids bike giveaway.

Getting Your Race Packet

You can pick up your race packet at Fleet Feet Sports on 1270 E. Powell Road in Lewis Center or call (614) 846-5625. From Friday, August 30th at 12:00 pm through Sunday, September 1st race packets will be available for pick up at the Polaris Fleet Feet Store. Race packets can also be picked up on race day when registration opens at 7:45 am.

Advisory Committee

Terrance Castor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Worthington Internal Medicine

Terrance Castor, M.D., F.A.C.P. is one of our board certified physicians that practices medicine at our Worthington Internal Medicine location. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and had his internal medicine residency at The Ohio State University. Dr. Castor has provided quality medical care to members of the Central Ohio community since 1976. 

Justin Krueger, M.D.

Marysville Primary Care

Justin Krueger, M.D. is one of our highly qualified physicians that practices medicine at our Marysville Primary Care location. After completing medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed residencies at Children's Hospital for pediatrics and The Ohio State University for internal medicine. Dr. Krueger has been practicing medicine and serving the Marysville community since 2006.

Boyd Curtis, M.D.

COPC Hospitalists

Boyd Curtis, M.D. is one of our board certified physicians that works in our Hospitalists group. He went to The Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Dr. Curtis has been practicing medicine and serving patients since 1991.

Bryan Feldman, D.O.

Feldman Family Practice

Bryan Feldman, M.D. is one of our skilled physicians that practices medicine at the Feldman Family Practice. He went to medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his family practice residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Feldman has been practicing medicine since 1994.

James Dorado, M.D.

Westerville Medical Associates

James Dorado, M.D. is one of our board certified physicians that practices medicine at our Westerville Medical Associates location. After medical school, he went on to complete internal medicine and pediatrics residencies at the Wright State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dorado has been practicing medicine and providing quality care to patients since 1997.

Mark Muresan, M.D.

Professional Pediatrics of Hilliard

Mark Muresan, M.D. is one of our board certified physicians that provides medical care at our Professional Pediatrics of Hilliard location. After graduating from medical school at the Medical College of Ohio he went on to complete his pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital. Dr. Muresan has been practicing medicine and helping patients since 1996.

Jonathan Thorne, M.D. (Chairman)

COPC Emergency Department

Jonathan Thorne, M.D. is one of our board certified physicians that practices medicine at our COPC Emergency Department. He attended medical school at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr. Thorne has practiced medicine and provided quality medical care since 1999.