2016 Fitness Classic 5K Run/Walk and Taste of Fox Chapel
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
The 2016 Fitness Classic 5K Run/Walk and Taste of Fox Chapel will be held Sunday, May 15th at 8:30a.m. at UPMC St. Margaret. Come enjoy a morning of activity, food, music, and fun.
• 5K Run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
• Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
The start and finish are at UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 (near Aspinwall).
Individual: Race Day: $30
UPMC employees: Provide your employee ID number while registering to earn 50 deductible credit dollars toward your 2017 deductible!
Three-person running teams of two men/one woman or two women/one man. Team challenge entrants are eligible for individual and age-group awards.
The Fitness Classic averages approximately 700 participants and last year, raised over $74,000 to help fill in the gaps with hope with transportation to chemotherapy and radiation for cancer patients, much needed medication for the underserved, immunizations for families, Free Rides For Seniors, nutrition education for children and adults, eye examinations for diabetic patients, medical supplies not covered by health insurance, and more. Money raised from Fitness Classic 5K Run/Walk will help patients and communities of St. Margaret Hospital.
No person should have to worry if they have clothes to wear home from the hospital, or have a ride to their chemotherapy, or if they have to split their pills in half. St. Margaret Foundation has filled in the gaps where hope does not exist by providing transportation, medication and nutritional education for the uninsured and under insured.
Here are some examples:
-$25 pays for three months of multi-vitamins or calcium supplements for a nursing mother
-$30 pays for transportation for a patient with cancer to receive their chemotherapy treatment
-$37 pays for an aero chamber (“spacer”) for an individual or child with uncontrolled asthma
-$75 pays for an eye exam for a diabetic patient
-$100 pays for one vial of insulin for a diabetic patient
-$150 pays for an air conditioner for a patient with pulmonary disease
-$650 replaces a washer and a dryer lost in a flash flood
-$1,000-$2,000 pays for numerous medical needs at UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers in Bloomfield-Garfield, Lawrenceville, and New Kensington where the vast majority of patients are below the poverty level; i.e.: prescriptions, walkers, crutches and braces, books for children, obesity prevention programs.
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