Proceeds Benefit Cardiology, Transplant and Health Education Programs
WHAT: The 28th Ochsner 5K Family Fest will be held on Saturday, March 9. The event includes a 1-mile run/walk and a 5K run/walk along River Road and the levee. Afterwards, the Rhythm & Sole after-party features live entertainment from The Prescriptions and food and drink from more than 30 New Orleans restaurants. Children ages 2-12 can enjoy the Children’s Area and face painting.
Special guests include the 610 Stompers, Gumbo, the Saints mascot, and the Saintsations!
The Ochsner 5K has raised over $1 million to support thousands of patients and their families. In 2013, the Ochsner 5K will benefit the Cardiology, Transplant and Change the Kids, Change the Future programs. Proceeds will provide education and training for our physicians, financial assistance for transplant patients, and provide education to our New Orleans area students on making healthy choices.
BENEFITTING: Funds from the event benefit the Cardiology, Transplant and Change the Kids, Change the Future programs at Ochsner.
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run
5:00 p.m. – 5K Walk/Run
5:30 p.m. – Rhythm and Sole After Party
WHERE: River Road at Ochsner Medical Center and the Levee
MORE INFO: To register, please visit http://www.ochsner.org/run or call 504-842-7125 for more
MEDIA Stafford Scott Maestri
CONTACT: 504-842-9143; 504-952-3641 cell
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 17 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across 11 specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.