Like many races and events across the country, we’ve decided to move the RBC Race for the Kids to a virtual event.
As a hospital on the forefront of kids’ medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety of its patients, families, and community members. Our virtual platform will allow our participants to show their support for Comer Children’s while maintaining physical distancing.
Now more than ever, funding is needed for the groundbreaking research at Comer Children’s. In addition, our institution continues to help close the gap in healthcare disparities for children of color in our community and beyond.
Join us for the month of October to fundraise and participate in a virtual 5K Run/Walk or Kids’ Mile. Registration is free, but we are counting on you to fundraise to support children’s health in Chicago and throughout the world.
We are also looking for volunteers to share information about our event, and potentially donate ad space.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICINE COMER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
5721 SOUTH MARYLAND AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60637, US
At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our mission is to provide superior healthcare in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality.
The University of Chicago Medicine has provided comprehensive, innovative medical care to children since its first pediatric facility was opened in 1930. Thanks to generous gifts by Gary and Frances Comer, a 172-bed acute care facility was founded in 2005, uniting advanced technology with a family-centered, child-friendly philosophy to provide state-of-the-art care in a six-floor, 242,000-square-feet building called the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital.
As a major tertiary referral center, Comer Children's sees children with common as well as the most complex medical problems. It admits about 5,000 patients annually from the Chicago area, the Midwest, and around the world. Each year its outpatient clinics accommodate nearly 37,000 general pediatric and specialty visits. More than half of these visits are to one of its many off-site locations. More than 30,000 visits are made to the pediatric emergency room each year.
Comer Children's is staffed by close to 170 highly trained pediatricians, as well as specially trained nurses and caring support staff, who work together to provide general and specialty medical care for newborns to young adults. As a center of medical training, the pediatricians of tomorrow -- medical students, residents and fellows -- also play an important role in caring for children.
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Thu Oct 01, 2020 - Sat Oct 31, 2020
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.