Miami Children’s Hospital 5K scheduled Sept. 24

By Robert Hamilton….
Runners and walkers who wish to make a difference in the lives of children can celebrate the launch of one of the largest community events in Miami Children’s Hospital’s more than 60-year history.

South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital that caters exclusively to children has announced the creation of Miami Children’s Hospital 5K (MCH5K), which will take place in downtown Coral Gables on Saturday, Sept. 24. The route will start and finish at Coral Gables City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, and will take participants through the picturesque Granada Golf Course.

“Miami Children’s is thrilled to showcase the importance of children’s healthcare to a broad spectrum of families and community leaders,” said Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are counting on the support of businesses and individuals who believe in investing in our children’s future to help us spread the word about the services Miami Children’s Hospital offers to our community.”

The goals of the event are to:

• Showcase the world-class care Miami Children’s Hospital provides to children throughout South Florida and beyond;

• Raise awareness of Miami Children’s programming and the many healthcare issues affecting children, and

• Secure funding to help Miami Children’s continue to grow to meet the needs of the community.

Individual and corporate runners can register for $25 and will receive a custom dry fit shirt, a timing chip and medals for all finishers. Walkers can register for $20 and receive a walk T-shirt and medal. Awards will be given for top age group winners and the largest corporate teams. Additionally, families of two adults and two children can participate for $40 and will receive T-shirts and medals for all finishers.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $20,000. To sponsor or register for the MCH5K, visit online at or contact Lani Valido, director of Community Relations, at 786-624-2826 or by email at lvalido@

To learn more about the foundation and offer support, visit online at, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook. com/MCHFoundation, or call 305-666- 2889 (toll free 1-800-987-8701).

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