Representatives from Children’s Hospital Foundation recently accepted a $10,000 check from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for proceeds raised during the 2014 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk.
“We are so grateful for our partnership with BlueCross and the generosity of so many people who participated in last year’s event,” said Julie Taylor, Erlanger’s Chief Development Officer. “The money raised from the 2014 event will directly benefit the new Children’s Hospital fund.”
Organizers from the BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk understand the importance of event participants knowing and believing their donations are going to a worthy cause. Many would agree the Children’s Hospital fund is the best partnership to enhance the education and awareness about the new hospital.
“We are pleased to announce Children’s Hospital Foundation is once again the beneficiary for the 2015 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk,” said Carla Raynor, vice president of strategic marketing for BlueCross. “We are thrilled to raise money for such an important anchor to the Chattanooga community, helping to support their ongoing great work and exciting new expansion.”
This year’s BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, June 6 at 8 a.m. Races are competitive events with overall cash prizes and age and gender category awards. Courses will be USA Track and Field certified. The Fun Run & Walk is a noncompetitive event designed to encourage everyone, including families, to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle. Wheelchairs and strollers are encouraged during the fun run.
For more information about the event, visit http://www.riverbendfestival.com/runwalk.