Rockford, IL (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
The 10th Annual Red Shoe Run—For Donor Awareness will take place Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at Northern Illinois University—Rockford. This 5-K competitive run and one-mile fitness walk raises funds and awareness for the need of lifesaving donations of blood, bone marrow, cornea, organs and tissues. Last year this growing event involved over 1100 participants. The Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness raises critical funds needed to pay for tissue typing new members of the Rock River Valley Blood Center’s Be The Match™ Marrow Registry and promotes lifesaving and life-restoring organ, tissue, eye, blood, and marrow cell donation in our community.
You can be someone’s cure!
Race time is 8:00am sharp! Pre-registration packet pick up will be held at Rock River Valley Blood Center, 419 North Sixth Street on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30am-6:00pm and Friday, April 12, from 6:30am-9:30am.
Prizeds awarded in 17 different age divisions. The first 800 registered will receive a special edition event t-shirt.
Medical technology has given us the treatment for formerly incurable diseases, but for too many, there is no donor to help them.
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Rockford Health Systems as well as additional sponsors, including: Sam’s Club, McDonald’s, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Nephrology, AndersonBrecon, Biological Resource Center of IL, DaVita, Don Carter Lanes, KishHealth System, and IBEW-NECA.
Margaret Shannon, mshannon(at)rrvbc(dot)org, 815-761-7395
Jennifer Bowman, jbowman(at)rrvbc(dot)org, 815-961-2343