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FUNd RUN-4-LIFE SET FOR APRIL 9TH


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Gainey, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 910-291-7550 FAX: 910-291-7996

March 10, 2011

You can walk, stroll, run, jog, meander, or amble. You can bring a friend or the entire family, come alone, push the baby in the stroller, or run with the kids. It doesn't matter. As long as you come to Scotland Memorial Foundation's annual FUNd Run-4-Life on Saturday, April 9th.

      

If you're not into the exercise, we urge you to join us for all the other fun activities planned as part of the 7th annual FUNd Run-4-Life.

"Scotland Memorial Foundation's FUNd Run-4-Life is all about the community," said Renee' Collins, event coordinator. "It's an event in which every family member can participate, as well as a fundraiser which will benefit many community members. First, it brings together people of all ages for a day of fun, challenges, and camaraderie. Second, this event will raise funds to support programs and services that will address diabetes in local children and adults. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in our region. Statistics show that obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and smoking are contributing factors to the onset of this disease. We're already in the planning stages to offer a Diabetes Fair later this year to provide information about the disease and the services available to prevent and combat it."

The FUNd Run-4-Life is held at the Community Health and Rehabilitation Center, on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital. Races include a 1-mile walk/run, 5K run/walk, and the 10-mile run. The 5K and 10-mile runs wind through the scenic St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Scotia Village campuses. The 1-mile walk/run loops through the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital. Race t-shirts are available for those who register by March 26th.

"To kick off the event, we're having a pasta party on Friday evening, the day before the run, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the WR Dulin Conference Center," added Collins. "There will be enough pasta for racers and walkers to carb up for Saturday, as well as other community members who want to join us for some great pasta. It's all you can eat for $5.00 for adults; children 18 and under are free. Along with some great food, runners can pick up their race packets."

Not up to working those muscles? Come out on Saturday anyway and enjoy the live entertainment provided by "Positive Charge". Bring the kids out to enjoy the Kids Zone, which will include a trackless train, bounce house, face painting, and other games. It's all part of a day dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals in the communities we serve.

The 10-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 through March 26, $30 beginning March 27th.

The 5K Walk/Run begins at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $15 through March 26, $20 beginning March 27th.

Students (K-12) and college student with a valid school ID may participate in either the 5K or 10-mile events for a discounted rate of $10.

The 1-mile run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the 1-mile. However, registration is requested.

Late registration on event day is from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Awards will be presented at 11:00 a.m.

Collins says community members can become a part of FUNd Run-4-Life by sponsoring a mile marker sign. "A $100 sponsorship offers the sponsor's name on both sides of the mile marker signage, as well as on our website. For $50, mile marker sponsors will have their name on signage along with a co-sponsor. This is a great way to be a part of fundraising for diabetes education."

Race registration and sponsorships can be made by completing the online form by clicking here. Or, you may call Renee' Collins at Scotland Memorial Foundation at 910-291-7543 or send her an e-mail at renee.collins@scotlandhealth.org.


 
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