Thank you to all who particiapted in the 2017 Reading Hospital Road Run!

 
 
 
 
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Join Us for our annual half marathon, 5k and 1-mile Fun run

Sunday, October 15, 2017

All proceeds benefit programs funded by The Friends of Reading Hospital including HeartSAFE Berks County. To date, over 500 AED’s have been placed throughout the county, including first responder vehicles, First Energy Stadium, the Berkshire Mall, and many places where large groups gather. 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.  

Questions? Please call 484-628-8477 or email friends@readinghealth.org

 
 
 

2017 reading hospital

Road Run

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 2017 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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SPECIAL THANKS TO
OUR generous

Sponsors

The Friends of Reading Hospital would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 2017 Road Run Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Their support helps fund projects such as Partnership for a Healthier Berks County, the Patient Assistance Fund for the Center for Public Health, 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. Fundraising initiatives sponsored by The Friends have also provided NICView webcams for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, support for McGlinn Cancer Institute and supplies for patient comfort items. View all of our sponsors >>

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OUR

Mission

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:

  • HeartSAFE Berks County: To date, more than 500 AED’s have been placed throughout Berks County. 

  • Telemedicine for Stroke Patients: This pilot program was developed to enhance communication between EMS professionals and Reading Hospital Emergency Department staff for rapid assessment of patients with symptoms of a stroke. 

  • Cold Cap Therapy: This therapy process has been implemented to reduce hair loss for patients undergoing chemotherapy at McGlinn Cancer Institute. 

  • Food Service Van for Reading Recreation Commission: In 2016, over 35,000 meals have been delivered to children in the city of Reading. 

  • Service Van and Supplies for Street Medicine: The Street Medicine Program provides primary medical care to the unsheltered homeless. Physicians and nurses volunteer their time each week to evaluate and treat patients in shelters, soup kitchens and homeless camps throughout the county. Funding from The Friends will greatly expand the capabilities of this program by facilitating the purchase of point-of-care testing equipment and a van that will serve as a mobile clinic. 

 

READING HOSPITAL ROAD RUN.
COME RUN WITH US!

 
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