LOYOLA HEALTH SYSTEM: Loyola Medicine 5K Raises $135,000 for Pediatric Care and Research
Loyola Health System issued the following announcement on June 8.
MAYWOOD, IL – On Sunday, June 3, more than 1,400 runners and walkers gathered for the seventh annual Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care and Research, raising more than $135,000.
For the second year, the 5K took place at Brookfield Zoo.
Tess Ehrhardt, of Chicago, was the top overall finisher at 0:18.39. Roger Pinon, of Chicago, was the top male finisher at 0:18.41.
Both were members of Team Owen, one of the event's top fundraising groups. Team Owen participated for a fifth consecutive year in recognition of the care Owen Wills received from Loyola following an accident with a riding lawnmower when he was three years old.
Team Owen raised more than $26,000. Walsh Construction was the top sponsor with a gift of more than $25,000.
The Loyola Medicine 5K has raised more than $725,000 to benefit pediatric programs at Loyola, including a 98-bed, full-service children's hospital. The hospital-within-a-hospital consists of:
A 50-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit
A 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit designed with the latest technology and family amenities
34 general pediatric beds
A monitored unit for infants and toddlers
As a Level III Perinatal Center, Loyola offers the latest technology, therapies and techniques and serves as a national model for specialized protocols and practices in the care of premature infants.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Loyola Health System