Walk and 5K Run Event to Benefit Bronson Children’s Hospital

September 11, 2013

The Bronson Children’s Hospital Walk &
Run, formerly known as the Walk Across Kalamazoo, will be held on September 29.
This year’s event will include a competitive, certified 5K run.

This will be the fundraising event’s seventh year.
Proceeds go to Bronson Health Foundation to benefit children’s health services.
About 700 people of all ages participated last
year, helping to raise more than $56,000 for specialized services to
help pediatric patients heal physically, emotionally and psychologically. Bronson
Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in southwest Michigan and
one of only six children’s hospitals in the state. 

The Bronson Children’s Hospital Walk &
Run will take place on Sunday, September 29 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital
parking lot at the corner of John and Lovell streets in downtown Kalamazoo.

Onsite registration begins at 11 a.m. and the
Walk & Run begins at 1 p.m. There will also be family-friendly activities
including a Jungle Joes obstacle course and games.

The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for
children ages six and up. There is no entry fee for children age five and
younger. Attendees can walk as individuals, or with a team. Visit www.bronsonhealth.com/walkrun
for more information and to register.

Special
areas for family, friends and spectators to cheer and support runners and
walkers have been designated as Excitement Zones and include the following
locations: Bronson Advanced Radiology Services, 524 S. Park Street; Bronson
Park, 200 S. Rose Street; West Michigan Cancer Center, 200 N. Park Street; Arcadia
Creek Festival Place, 145 E. Water Street; Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo
Mall; and Kalamazoo City Center, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall.



About Bronson Children’s Hospital

Each year, more than 40,000 children from a
10-county region count on Bronson
Children’s Hospital
, southwest Michigan’s only children’s
hospital.

With some of the nation’s top pediatric
specialists and the most sophisticated, child-friendly technology, Bronson
helps children grow up healthy by offering a full range of specialized services
from experts in virtually every area of children’s medicine. And no child is
ever turned away because their family cannot pay.

As one of just six children’s hospitals
throughout Michigan, Bronson is one of few able to meet the high standards of a
children’s hospital. It is a member of a vital national network of
approximately 250 children’s hospitals belonging to the Children’s
Hospital Association
.

Bronson Children’s Hospital is an advocate
for all children, offering protections and services including public health
education and injury prevention. It is the lead organization for Safe Kids Kalamazoo County,
working with schools and other community organizations to prevent unintentional
childhood injuries and improve children's overall health. In the case of an
emergency Bronson Children’s Hospital is co-located with the region’s only
Level 1 Trauma Center.

Bronson Children’s Hospital depends on public
and private support to continue to benefit all children and their families. For
more information, visit www.bronsonhealth.com.

About
the Bronson Health Foundation

The Bronson Children’s Hospital is supported,
in part, by the Bronson Health Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization established as a means for the generosity and kindness
of individuals and organizations to connect with Bronson Healthcare and support
its healing mission. For more information, visit
bronsonfoundation.com,
call (269) 341-8100 or e-mail
healthfoundation@bronsonhg.org