Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanks to Race for Our Kids Participants!

Thank you to those who participated in the Race for Our Kids! More than 900 runners and walkers, including the adorable Cubs fans on the right, didn't let a little bit of rain stop them as they joined the 1-mile Family Fun Walk, the 5K and the 10K.

Race for Our Kids raised over $120,000. Funds benefits the Division of Pediatric Oncology at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai. Click on the video below to hear Joseph Wiley, M.D., chief of the Children's Hospital, discuss how the money raised benefits families and services. At left you can see Dr. Wiley, Sinai President Neil Meltzer and Race Chair Andrew Levine presenting the check.

There are many runners and walkers who participate every year, LifeBridge Health special events manager Jen Doyle says.

"We've seen a lot of families honor their children who were treated at Sinai by participating in the race," she says. "We are always thrilled when we get such a great turnout, and we are grateful for the ton of volunteers who helped out."

In the video below you can hear Laura Reames talk about the treatment her son Ethan received at Sinai. Ethan is now 4.

The top three finishers in this year's 5k were Tyler Gray, age 14, Jeffrey Wyatt II, age 15, and Blake Valente, age 26. The top three finishers in the 10K were Andy Biladeau, age 23, David Berdan, age 29, and Michael Wardian, age 36. You can see complete race results here.

The top team in fundraising was the Roland Park Elementary and Middle School running in honor of Cara Collins. RPEMS Buddies for Cara raised $5,005!

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