Published on July 21, 2021

Conboy Family Named Honorary Chairs for Aliferis Race

Photo of Drs. Brendan and Leah Conboy, with daughters Penelope and Charlotte, hiking in Utah during a spring family vacation.

Drs. Brendan and Leah Conboy, with daughters Penelope and Charlotte, hiking in Utah during a spring 2021 family vacation.

MidMichigan Health Foundation is proud to announce Drs. Brendan and Leah Conboy and family as the Honorary Race Chairs for the Alpena Development Council’s 20th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race.

The Conboy’s have always led a very active lifestyle and have been participating in the Aliferis Race for many years; Brendan and Leah as far back as 2012, with daughters Penelope, and eventually Charlotte joining the fun by stroller shortly thereafter.

As an obstetrician/gynecologist at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena and a pediatric physician at Alcona Health Center, parents Brendan and Leah know and respect the importance of healthy, active lifestyles. Conboy’s concurred, “As physicians, but more importantly as parents, we recognize the importance of physical activity and healthy living for our families and our community. We strive to lead by example and hope to instill a tradition of fitness in our children and inspire our patients to make healthy living a priority. Whether we are hiking, biking, running or kayaking, we have found that exercise is a great way to spend quality time as a family.”

“Our sincere thanks to the Conboy family for accepting the invitation of Honorary Chairs for the Aliferis Race this year,” said Ann Diamond, development director, MidMichigan Health.  “They are a true example of the objective of this event – enjoying the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles as individuals, as a family and as a community.  We certainly look forward to seeing them at the starting line again this year.”

The 20th Annual Aliferis Race, hosted by the Business Relations Committee of MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Alpena Development Council, is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 4. Race headquarters and registration will be located under the tent on the corner of Chisholm Street (US-23) and Johnson Street on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Aliferis Scholarship Fund, the Alpena Cancer Center, patient enhancement projects and new technology in Alpena.

Events this year are a half-marathon, an 18.5 mile bike race, a 6.5 mile bike tour, a 5K run and the family-friendly 1-mile run/walk. Family/team discounts are available for groups of four or more with each participant receiving a $5 discount. Each family/team member must complete a registration form which must be mailed together to receive the discount. Discounts during on-line registration are not available.

Those interested in race cost and registration may visit All pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt and a chance at several University of Michigan prizes which will be drawn during the awards ceremony. Individuals must be present to win. Those interested in additional race details may call (989) 356-7738 or email