Announcing the 10th Annual Red Shoe Run/Walk for Donor Awareness

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RRVBC announces the 10th Annual Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at NIU Rockford

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The 10th Annual Red Shoe Run/Walk 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 of the need for blood, marrow, eye, organ and tissue donors to save and restore lives. 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.

Race time is 8:00am sharp! Pre-registration 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.

Prizes are 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 and injuries, 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: McDonald’s, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Nephrology Associates, AndersonBrecon, Biological Resource Center of IL, Davita, 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

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