Memorial to Hold 12th
Annual 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Kidney, Pancreas
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[September 10, 2016]
SPRINGFIELD Ė Memorial Medical Centerís 12th annual 5K Transplant
Run/Walk to benefit kidney and pancreas transplant patients will begin
at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Washington Park in Springfield.
Registration is open online at Memorial TransplantServices.com
through Sept. 14; participants can also go online to print out a
registration form and mail it in. Registration also is available the
day of the event beginning at 8 a.m.
Registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for 12-year-olds and
younger. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter area near the
tennis courts and playground. Registration increases by $5 per
person on the day of the event.
The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial
is the eventís host. Proceeds benefit Memorialís transplant fund,
which provides assistance to patients, education for patients and
staff, and continuing program development.
Life Goes On, which promotes organ donations, will be on hand to
encourage people to sign up as organ donors.
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The transplant team follows and manages the care of approximately
300 post-transplant patients. The transplant program is a
cooperative initiative involving Memorial Medical Center, Southern
Illinois University School of Medicine and Springfield Clinic. Since
its founding in 1972, the program has completed more than 920 kidney
and pancreas transplants.
An estimated 360 people participated in last yearís event, including
transplant recipients, living donors and families of deceased
donors. The 11 previous runs have raised about $147,000.
For more information, call Memorialís Transplant Services at
[Michael Leathers, Memorial Health