July 12, 2012
-- Wyoming, Michigan, July 11, 2012 – Metro Health will once again hold its annual Metro Way 5K to benefit its amputation prevention program.
The race will be held on Sunday, July 15 at Metro Health, 5900 Byron Center Ave, at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25. Registration will be accepted through the morning of the race. To register ahead of time, visit, www.snapregistration.com/
In addition to the adult race, the family-friendly event will feature four races for kids: a stroller heat, 50-yard dash, ages 3-5; 100-yard dash, ages 6-9; and a quarter-mile run, ages 10-14.
The race will benefit the successful Metro Health amputation prevention program. Every year peripheral arterial disease robs more than 150,000 people of a leg and accounts for about 90 percent of amputation in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease, often caused by diabetes, is an excruciating disease that occurs when blood vessels in the patient’s legs become narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits, similar to what happens to arteries of the heart often causing a massive heart attack.
For additional information visit: http://metroway5k.com/
About Metro Health
Metro Health is a regional health-care organization with a 208-bed general acute care osteopathic teaching hospital and 12 neighborhood outpatient centers, serving more than 250,000 patients in Kent and surrounding counties. Metro, which earned status as a Top 100 Hospital for three consecutive years, offers a broad range of services, including hospital inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery, cancer, cardiology, intensive care and rehabilitation. Physician, therapy and diagnostic services are offered in its 12 neighborhood centers. Metro’s work is supported by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, which is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of the West Michigan community through philanthropy. For more information, visit www.metrohealth.net.