This is a fun and unique event to raise money for North Carolina Children's Hospital.
Many of you know that I have now been working at NC Children's Hospital for more than 3 years. We take care of children and families from across the state however sick they are and regardless of their ability to pay. The service aspect of my job here really means a lot to me and I think it is a key part of why most of us as providers are here.
The student organizers from NC State do a terrific job running this event. They have to coordinate with city leaders and local authorities and business for the 7000 runners. Last year they raised almost $200k and about $1 million over the last 5 years. The event has received some negative attention on social media recently, which has drawn attention away from the all the good things that these students are doing. This event is about one day in a year when a lot of people can come together to do a completely ridiculous and unhealthy activity all in the name of raising money for a good cause and to have some fun.
In 2016, the event will take place on February 6th. I hope you will consider supporting NC Children's in whatever way you would like. You could donate on this team page or someone else's, you could sign up for the race on our "Tar Healers-NC Children's Hospital Faculty, Staff and Friends" team.