CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 23, in Chicago. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting
and marks the seventh consecutive year of ASA sponsorship.
All proceeds from the Chicago race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that provides support programs for service members, veterans and military families.
“This year, Hope For The Warriors celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary and many long-standing successful partnerships,” said Robin Kelleher, president of Hope For The Warriors. “We are grateful for our involvement with ASA, through our nationwide Run For The Warriors series, which has allowed us to reach new military communities around the country for many 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 race will begin at the Chicago Yacht Club and run along the Lakefront Trail adjacent to Soldier Field. 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 support Hope For The Warriors programs for post–9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen,” said ASA President Daniel J. Cole, M.D. “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 Chicago Run For The Warriors, please visit https://www.asahq.org/annualmeeting/network/runforthewarriors
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.
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About Hope For The Warriors®
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 157 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/
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