'Team Marianjoy' Leads the Way at the First Annual DuPage Human Race
May 1, 2012 (Wheaton, IL) – Nearly 100 runners and walkers joined Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital’s Team Marianjoy at the first annual Human Race, a 5k run and two-mile fitness walk on Saturday, April 21, in support of the Wheaton-based rehabilitation hospital. The event was organized by Giving DuPage, an organization which promotes giving and volunteerism in DuPage County. Supporters of Team Marianjoy raised nearly $4,500 which will be used to expand Marianjoy’s programs for adults and children with disabilities.
Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President and CEO, walked in the event alongside many Marianjoy supporters which included staff, patients, family members, and friends. “The event was a great success especially when considering this is the inaugural year,” explains Yosko. “Marianjoy had a wonderful turn out as did the other participating organizations. We are happy to have been included in this event and we hope to have an even greater following next year. I’d also like to recognize the Moms and Dads for Marianjoy group for its participation and contributions to this great event.”
Moms and Dads for Marianjoy, a newly formed forum of parents and relatives of Marianjoy pediatric patients was well-represented at the event. This dedicated group works with Marianjoy clinicians to enhance Marianjoy’s programs and assists in fundraising events that supports Marianjoy pediatric program.
1,000 runners and walkers participated in the event which brought together 27 non-profit organizations to promote their causes. To learn more about the Giving DuPage Human Race, visit www.dupagehumanrace.org/.
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About Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation programs including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s $60 million, 120 private room replacement hospital is a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance the naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.