Walk and 5K Run Event to Benefit Bronson Children's Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

Published on September 11, 2013

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

Bronson Children's Walk and Run

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.