Jan. 3, 2013
-- Elite athletes and MetroPCS Dallas Marathon board members and sponsors recently visited patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). http://www.tsrhc.org/
This event kicked off race weekend and provided time for MetroPCS Dallas Marathon board members, sponsors, elite athletes and special guests to visit the hospital. During this visit they met the Junior Race Director and Patient Champions, who serve as young ambassadors for TSRHC and represent thousands of children who have been treated at the pediatric orthopedic hospital each year. The Patient Champions, Junior Race Director and elite athletes autographed and passed out t-shirts to fellow TSRHC patients. TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon since 1997.
The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of each December and include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, the Mayor’s Race 5K presented by Cigna and Oncor, and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, hand disorders, and Legg-Perthes, and certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit http://www.tsrhc.org/