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WakeMed Hosts Second Annual WakeMed Scrub Run


September 29, Fayetteville Street at City Plaza, Register Today

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 30, 2012) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals is pleased to host its second annual Scrub Run, benefitting WakeMed Children's, on September 29 from 8:30 am until noon in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street at City Plaza.

The Scrub Run features competitive 5K and 10K races that accommodate both runners and walkers, along with a 100-Yard Kids dash. This event is designed to get our entire community involved with games, activities, live music and entertainment for the whole family.

• 10K $25 prior to September 15; $30 after September 15
• 5K $20 prior to September 15; $25 after September 15
• 100 Yard Kids Dash $5 (no late registration fee)

5K/10K races begin at 8:30 am. 100-yard kids dash will begin at 9:45. Learn more or register at ncraces.com.
More than 1,500 runners and walkers registered for last year's Scrub Run and hundreds of families attended the Fun Fest. This year’s Fun Fest will take place in conjunction with the race and will include live music by Groovetown, and game and activities for the entire family.
Proceeds from this year's race will benefit WakeMed Children’s and will be used to expand the WakeMed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. WakeMed's Level IV NICU - the only one of its kind in Wake County - offers extraordinary care for critically ill newborns. To meet community need, the nursery is being expanded by 12 additional private beds, allowing parents to be more involved in the babies care, encourage parent/baby bonding, and ease the transition home. Several of the new private rooms will also be able to accommodate twins or triplets or more multiples, which will further enhance the family experience.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.