Monday, August 19, 2013

Penn Medicine Radnor Run: Join the Fight for Clean Air on Oct. 27

36th Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run
Join Penn Medicine and the rest of the Philadelphia Main Line community in support of the 36th Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run. This family fun event supports the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania and their effort to help improve the lives of the Pennsylvanians currently living with chronic lung diseases. Money raised will help to provide important programs, including asthma camp, clean air in schools and smoking prevention/cessation for teens and adults.

Runners, companies, schools, families, friends and community partners will take on this challenging five mile, USA Track and Field sanctioned and certified course. The top female runner will win Jody’s Cup, the award in memory of Radnor Township resident Jody Lynn Sack and the top male runner will receive The Penn Medicine Award.

Awards will also be given to the second- and third-place frontrunners of the five-mile run in each age group and the first 100 children.

Not a runner? There will still be plenty to participate in. Some of the festivities include face painting, balloon sculptures, music, harvest-themed fun and many goodies. Penn Medicine Radnor will also be on hand at the start/finish area to provide educational information and giveaways to keep you healthy.

When: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Where: Radnor Township building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne Pa.
Register for the Penn Medicine Radnor Run today.

Why the Fight for Clean Air is so important:

It is estimated that close to 342,000 Americans die of lung disease each year, responsible for one in seven deaths. The American Lung Association and partner organizations are fighting to protect the Clean Air Act, a law that protects public health by reducing harmful pollution and gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to clean up the air.

Air pollution has very serious health effects including shortness of breath, asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes, lung disease and even premature death. The Clean Air Act helps to reduce the pollutants that lead to these types of health issues.

Learn more about the Fight for Clean Air.

Learn more about this event or register online.

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