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Joyce’s Jog closes chapter with $13,000 hospital donation for free mammograms

Pictured: Donalsonville Hospital Radiology Supervisor Keri Green, Radiology Technician Connie Coggins and CFO James Moody are pictured with the 3D Mammorgraphy technology and Joyce’s Jog founders Steffey Vines and Karen Ponder.

Joyce’s Jog founders Karen Ponder and Steffey Vines presented Donalsonville Hospital with a generous donation to close out the thirteen year race tradition. Donalsonville Hospital was honored to receive the donation and will be able to offer free mammograms for the entire month of October.

James Moody, Chief Financial Officer at Donalsonville Hospital said “We are so thankful to Joyce’s Jog for allowing us to fulfill the legacy of Joyce Payne Henley by offering patients the best in 3D mammography diagnostic testing.”

While Joyce’s Jog has officially ended, the tradition and meaning will live on in the newly created Rejoice Run & Mom’s Mile.

“As we come to the end of the great community event known a Joyce’s Jog, I would like to thank the Ponder and Payne families for allowing us to honor Joyce’s memory. The event enjoyed great support from its sponsors and the community for 13 years.  We hope to have the continued support of the community and our sponsors moving forward with our new tradition,” said Mrs. Vines, Rejoice Run founder.

The annual run will continue to benefit Seminole County residents who have been touched by cancer. More information can be found at

Rejoice Run 5K & Mom’s Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 19, Historic Fire Station on Woolfork Avenue in downtown Donalsonville

Schedule: Race Day Registration/Check In: 6:30 a.m.; 1 Mile starts at 7:30 a.m. and 5K starts at 8 a.m.

 Register online at 5K and 1 MILE registration fee is $20 thru 10/11

(T-shirts guaranteed on race day to those who register by this date); $25 10/12-10/18.

Race Day Registration – $30; No Shirt Option – $15

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