The 2nd Annual STRIDE FORWARD 5K and Family Health Fair is in the books, and it was a huge success! We had over 400 runners, 32 health fair booths, and raised over $57,000 for children facing serious health problems in Northern Virginia. The Health Fair was fun and engaging, DJ Chris Styles was entertaining, the Kona Ice truck was refreshing, and the Singing Princesses were a hit! Cindy Chambers, award winning author and founder of the Tell Me Town Foundation, was there to greet children with our new Healthy Living booklet, and to introduce Pounce, PSV’s new lion cub mascot.
A huge thanks goes out to our sponsors: Novo Nordisk (our GOLD Sponsor), TD Bank, Grosvenor, Integro, KDDM Coast to Coast, Nutricia, Fairfax Radiological Consultants, Children’s Therapy Center, VNS Therapy, Advantage Physical Therapy, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, and Abbott (our Silver Sponsors) our volunteers from the Hope Association, and all of the other sponsors and in-kind donors who made this event possible. Also, special recognition to the following top fundraising teams (for a full list of teams and fundraisers, please visit (http://www.firstgiving.com/psvcare/stride-forward-5k-and-family-health-fair-2016):
2-CCBD You at the Finish Line, $5,167
3-Striding to Make it all Better, $1,600
Funds raised will be applied to offset the cost of education and research, innovation, patient and family support, and others areas not compensated by the usual insurance or government reimbursement with the goal of creating a true healing environment for our patients. We could not have put on this event without the participation of PSV employees, patients, families, volunteers, and community partners who donated time and energy into making it a success. To all of you who helped to support our cause- THANK YOU, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Finishing times can be viewed on Nova Timing Systems’ race website. http://www.novatimingsystems.com/results.aspx?race_id=9005
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