SAN DIEGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will sponsor the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, in San Diego. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting and marks the sixth consecutive year of ASA sponsorship.
All proceeds from the San Diego race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that provides support programs for service members, veterans and military families.
“We are excited and grateful to continue our involvement with ASA through our nationwide Run For The Warriors® series,” said Robin Kelleher, president of Hope For The Warriors®. “This partnership has allowed us to grow our outreach to new military communities throughout the country over the years.”
The Run For The Warriors® race series gives wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue running or walking to assist in their physical and emotional rehabilitation. The event will run along the Waterfront Concourse adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. Registration is $40 with special pricing for service members. The event will end with an awards ceremony to honor local wounded heroes and families of the fallen and provide a time to remember those who have served in the line of duty.
“ASA is proud to help Hope For The Warriors® support programs for post-9/11 active duty, National Guard, and reserve service members and veterans from all branches of the military,” said J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D., ASA president. “We owe a debt of gratitude to all men and women who have served our country and sacrificed for our freedom.”
To register for the San Diego Run For The Warriors®, please visit hopeforthewarriors.org/2015sandiego.
HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS®
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for four consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.
For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2015.