Hundreds To Participate In Color Run For Children's Natl Medical Center At The Univ. Of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Terp Thon, a student organization at the University of Maryland will host a color run on UMD’s campus to benefit Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. and kick-off their yearlong fundraising efforts.
 
 
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Sept. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- “Color For The Kids” is a mile and a half fun run inspired by the national Color Run event, in which participants in white shirts are splashed at various times throughout the course with dry color substance to paint their shirts.

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the run this Saturday, September 22nd. The race will kick off at 1p.m on McKeldin Mall, located on the central part of University of Maryland’s campus. Pre-registered students have donated $10 to register and receive a white T-shirt.

The first annual Color For The Kids race marks the day registration opens for Terp Thon’s 4th annual dance marathon, which occurs on March 9th 2013 to celebrate the student body’s yearlong fundraising efforts. Terp Thon has raised more than $400,000 in their first three year of existence with a goal of more than $320,000 for the 2013 year.

Also in attendance at Terp Thon’s Color For The Kids will be a Miracle Child who was treated for cancer at Children’s National Medical Center. She was declared five years cancer-free at Terp Thon’s 3rd annual dance marathon event. Visitors from the community are welcome as spectators during the run.


About Terp Thon
Terp Thon is a student organization at the University of Maryland that raises money and awareness for Children's National Medical Center, in association with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Terp Thon celebrates a year of fundraising with a dance marathon event in which thousands of students and hundreds of visitors attend. Terp Thon was the most successful first year dance marathon in 2010 raising more than $56,000 and the most successful second year dance marathon in 2011, raising more than $140,000. Visit www.terpthon.org for more information.

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. With 303 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.
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