WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) - On Saturday October 31, Children's National Health System hosted the third annual Race for Every Child at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, D.C. The 5k run/walk and Kids' Dash drew more than 6,000 registrants and raised an unprecedented $1,282,659. Proceeds from the 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 from the Washington region and around the world.
This year's Race was co-chaired by Casey and Nick Seidenberg of Washington, D.C. whose daughter Pippa continues to receive treatment at Children's National. "The Race for Every Child may be over, but we know the finish line is just the beginning," said Race Co-Chair Casey Seidenberg. "The collective impact that all participants had will continue to make an enormous difference for children's health now and in the future, ensuring that every child treated at Children's National receives the expert care they need."
The top male finisher of this year's Race for Every Child was Scott Anderson of Washington D.C., who completed the Race in 17:29.2. The top female finisher was Beth Conlon of Montgomery Village, MD., who finished the Race in 18:25.8.
The top individual fundraisers were:
- Teagan Annis, Bowie, MD
- Rachel Mollica, Newmarket, MD
- Eric Rosenkranz, Bethesda, MD
The top fundraising teams were:
- Pippa's Princesses
- Brain Tumor Trouncers
- KAT6A Kids
The top school fundraising teams were:
- Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, MD
- Norwood School, Bethesda, MD
- Woodstream Christian Academy, Mitchellville, MD
Donations to Race for Every Child will be accepted through December 31. To make a donation visit: www.raceforeverychild.org.
Photos from the Race for Every Child are available for download here. All photos should be credited to Children's National Health System.
The 2015 Race for Every Child was generously supported by Costco, WASH FM, JW Marriott, Wells Fargo, Eastdil Secured, Cube Smart, HSBC, Marriott Foundation, WJLA ABC 7 and News Channel 8, Carrie & David Marriott, Luis M. Construction, Baker & McKenzie, Cheesecake Factory, CoStar Group, HITT, Walgreens, GEICO, Trammell Crow Company, CBRE, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Enterprise Holdings, Lexus of Rockville, Quadrangle, The JBG Companies, United Bank, Macy's, Joseph R. Damato & Seyfarth Shaw, Sonic Automotive, Morgan Stanley and the O'Neill-Walker Group At Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Corporate Office Properties Trust, SJG Properties, Joseph R. Damato & Seyfarth Shaw, The Honorable Lee and Toni Verstandig, LuxManor Realty and Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf. The Race for Every Child was also proud to partner with Fit Kids, Girls on the Run DC, Fit Fathers,Fit4Mom, Great Kids Events, MECKids, ASPIRE &Teens Run DC.
About Children's National Health System
Children's National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National is Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. 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.