Corona, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Human Growth Foundation will host its 1st Annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk community event on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (at Fountain of the Planets) in Corona, NY. The event will help raise awareness of childhood growth disorders and funds to continue providing research, education, support and advocacy.
It is estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 children in the United States have growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency.
The Human Growth Foundation is a national nonprofit organization, headquartered in Glen Head, New York. Its mission is to help children, and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone through research, education, support, and advocacy. The Foundation is dedicated to helping medical science to better understand the process of growth. It is composed of concerned parents and friends of children, and adults, with growth problems; physicians; and, other interested health professionals.
The event will feature giveaways, entertainment, exhibit displays and awards to Top Fundraising Walkers and Top Fundraising Teams.
7:00 am – Registration
8:00 am – Exhibit Displays Open
8:30 am – Start Time
11:00 am – Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm – End of Event
Entry donations include $10 Youth under 18 and $25 for Adults.
Entry donation fee includes event tee shirt, continental breakfast and refreshments.
Online registration is open until April 19 at 9:00 am at http://www.stepupandwalkforhgf.org.
On-site registration on event day is from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.
Sponsors of the 1st Annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk event include: EMD Serono (Presenting), Novo Nordisk, Pfizer Bridge Program, Dexa Percy, Ocean Breeze Healthcare, Queens Ledger, Sandoz, Costco, U.S Balloon, Enlightened Ice Cream, Uniqueness Counts, Hula Frog and Parties 2 Go. High School supporters include Bayside High School Red Cross Club, Academy of Public Service -Forest Hills High School and Flushing Meadows High School.
Human Growth Foundation is dedicated to helping medical science to better understand the process of growth. It is composed of concerned parents and friends of children, and adults, with growth problems; physicians and other interested health professionals. The Foundation focuses on intrauterine growth retardation, Russell-Silver syndrome, Turner's syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Noonan's syndrome, chondroplasias, and more. For more information about Human Growth Foundation, visit http://www.hgfound.org.