MAYWOOD, IL – The 10th annual Loyola Medicine 5K Supporting Pediatric Care & Research will be held virtually from Saturday, June 12, through Sunday, June 13, 2021.
“This year, participants again will be able to social distance while running, jogging or walking in their community and on the day of their choice," said Jerold M. Stirling, MD, chair of the Loyola Medicine Department of Pediatrics. “As always, this event is a fun and active way for individuals and families to show their support for the pediatric programs at Loyola Medicine."
Registration is now open at LoyolaMedicine5K.itsyourrace.com. The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children, ages 3-11, and includes a special one-of-a-kind t-shirt for this year's race and engagement prize opportunities. Rather than reported times, participants are asked to post photos and videos about their race on social media utilizing #LoyolaMedicine5K.
To date, the annual Loyola Medicine 5K has raised more than $1,000,000 to benefit pediatric programs at Loyola, including a 98-bed, full-service children's hospital. The hospital within-a-hospital consists of:
- A 50-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
- A 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit designed with the latest technology and family amenities
- 34 general pediatric beds
- A monitored unit for infants and toddlers
As a Level III Perinatal Center, Loyola offers the latest technology and therapies and serves as a national model for specialized protocols and practices in the care of premature infants.