Loma Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
What: Victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings will be honored when more than 800 physically-challenged (including many amputees) and able-bodied athletes compete at the 11th annual Loma Linda University PossAbilities Triathlon, sponsored by founding partner San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
When: 7 a.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Where: Loma Linda University Drayson Center, 25040 Stewart St., Loma Linda, Calif.
Honoring Boston marathon victims and survivors: A moment of silence will precede the race to honor the victims and survivors of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Also, each athlete at the PossAbilities Triathlon will be wearing a ribbon with the Boston Marathon colors on their bib. Physically-challenged athletes at the PossAbilities Triathlon, including many amputees, are expected to share inspirational words to the victims’ loved ones and survivors of the Boston Marathon tragedy after the race.
Video footage available: Members of the media who are unable to cover the event live may upload B-roll footage and sound bites from the PossAbilities Triathlon by 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, by going to this link: http://www.llu.edu/news/video/
About the PossAbilities Triathlon: PossAbilities Triathlon consists of an adult triathlon (3.1-mile run, 11-mile bike ride, 150-yard swim); a 5K run/walk/roll race; and a “kids triathlon” (quarter-mile run, quarter-mile bike, and 25-yard swim) with a bounce house as an obstacle course. The event will also raise funds benefiting PossAbilities. PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus.
Information: On-site contacts are Cotie Williams at 909-260-3370 or Patricia Kelikani at 818-631-1215.
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."
About San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments, it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today, San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment.