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April 13, 2015 11:49 ET

Lace Up for the Race for Every Child October 3

Registration Now Open for Community Event Raising Critical Funds for Children's National Health System

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - Today, Children's National Health System announced registration is now open for the 2015 Race for Every Child. The third annual 5k run/walk and Kids' Dash will take place on Saturday, October 3, at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC. The Race for Every Child is one of the largest community events focused on children's health in the Washington region and helps ensure that every child treated at Children's National can receive the same level of world-class service and expert care.

"Children's National is always here for our community. The Race for Every Child is an opportunity for our region to rally around children's health, have fun, and make a difference," said Race Director Ashley Husich.

The Race for Every Child raises critical funds for the region's only children's hospital. Proceeds from the 2015 Race will help fund specialized medical care, the development of innovative treatments for childhood diseases, and important wellness and preventive services to keep children healthy. Last year, nearly 4,700 people from 27 states, the District of Columbia, and 4 countries laced up for the Race and raised more than $1 million. The goal for the 2015 Race for Every Child is to raise $1.2 million, which will have a tremendous impact on children's health now and in the future. This year's Race is co-chaired by Casey and Nick Seidenberg, whose daughter Pippa continues to receive treatment at Children's National.

"There's nothing that compares to the feeling of crossing the finish line at the Race for Every Child," said Race Co-Chair Casey Seidenberg. "It's a time to celebrate, express gratitude, and have fun. But we know the finish line is just the beginning. Together, as a community we can do more. We can give more children the chance for a healthy life. That's what the Race is all about."

Registration is now open at raceforeverychild.org. Participants can sign up as an individual, create or join a team, or simply donate. The half-day event features a wide range of family-friendly activities at Freedom Plaza including:

  • A USATF-certified 5K course for runners and  walkers
  • Kids' Dash for children ages 3 to 10
  • Awards ceremony for top finishers, fundraisers,  and teams
  • Live entertainment
  • Fitness activities, face painting, balloon art,  food trucks, and more

The 2015 Race for Every Child is being generously supported by Costco Wholesale, Enterprise Holdings, HITT, JW Marriott, Lexus of Rockville, Sonic Automotive, and 97.1 WASH-FM along with partners FIT4MOM, Fit Fathers, Fit Kids, Girls on the Run, Great Kids Events, MECKids, and Teens Run DC. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Race Director Ashley Husich at (301) 565-8577 or ahusich@childrensnational.org.

About Children's National Health System

Children's National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children's National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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