save the date for our annual half marathon, 5k and 1-mile Fun run
Sunday, October 14, 2018
All proceeds benefit programs funded by The Friends of Reading Hospital including HeartSAFE Berks County. To date, they have donated more than 550 AED’s to Berks County schools, first responders, sports arenas, malls and nonprofit organizations.
In October 2015 The Friends donated 102 AEDs to local schools to replace expired units. The Friends of Reading Hospital have placed AED’s in the high schools, middle/junior high schools, and are working on fulfilling the needs of the elementary schools in the coming year.
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Experience Downtown Reading's Premier Half Marathon, 5K, and 1-Mile Fitness Course. The Friends of Reading Hospital are excited to offer a one-of-a-kind running experience with the 2018 Reading Hospital Road Run. Participants will begin the 5K and Half Marathon at the Fire Tower and enjoy a beautiful scenic course in the city of Reading and Lower Alsace. Additionally, half marathon runners will traverse Mount Penn and sprint past the historic Pagoda as they race for cash prizes and glory!
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The Friends of Reading Hospital would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 2018 Road Run Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Their support helps fund projects such as the Patient Assistance Fund for the Center for Public Health, Farm Bucks, Hearing Amplifiers, and this year’s special program, HeartSAFE Berks County. Your sponsorship can help provide automated external defibrillator (AED) devices to locations throughout the community, improving the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest victims living and working in the county.
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The Friends of Reading Hospital are passionate about improving the quality of healthcare in Berks County. The Friends contribute their time and talents to manage community fundraising events.
Your Support Impacts Your Community! Become part of a giving tradition that is over 125 years old. Through community fundraising events such as the Reading Hospital Road Run, The Friends of Reading Hospital support projects such as the Patient Assistance Fund McGlinn Cancer Institute and the Center for Public Health. Proceeds from The Friends of Reading Hospital’s events and fundraisers also benefit programs in the Reading Health System and Greater Berks County Community, including:
Street Medicine $85,000, 2 street medicine vehicles and supplies.
Reading Recreation Commission $42,460, 2 food service vans, which served over 80,000 meals last year, and a fresh fruit grant which allows each participating child to get a piece of fruit every day after school
Telemedicine $55,852 – This program, geared towards patients exhibiting stroke-like symptoms, uses the FaceTime app to allow Reading Hospital physicians to quickly and accurately evaluate the patient in order to alert the stroke team at the Reading Hospital to prepare for the patient’s arrival.
HeartSAFE Berks County $1,343,450 – Launched in 2010, the program aims to improve survival rates of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest, addressing the four links in the “chain of survival”: instant activation of 911, early and effective CPR, early defibrillation, and immediate access to advanced cardiac care. The Friends have donated over 550 automated external defibrillators (AED’s) to Berks County schools, first responders, sports arenas, movie theatres, malls and nonprofit organizations
Stop the Bleed $18,137 – Stop the Bleed is a law enforcement tourniquet distribution program. The purpose is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives and raise awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies, man-made and natural disasters. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The Friends provided every law enforcement officer, over 600 individuals with a personal tourniquet for his/her duty belt and Stop the Bleed training.