Sixth Annual Baby Steps Memorial Run Provides Support for Grieving Parents

  • Contact: Rachel Olis, 205-638-2977 or rachel.olis@childrensal.org

BIRMINGHAM (July 15, 2014) – The sixth annual Baby Steps Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 9 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (12634 Confederate Pkwy., McCalla). All proceeds from the run benefit the Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama.

Online individual or team registration is available may register prior to August 1 for $25 (5K) or $15 (1-mile) on the day of the race for $30 (5K) or $20 (1-mile). Groups may participate in the 5K, but must register prior to August 2. Individual same day registration and packet pick up is at 7 a.m., followed by the start of the 5K and 1-mile at 8 a.m.

All participants registering before July 20 are guaranteed free admission into the park, a race shirt and a race bag. Refreshments, door prizes and more will follow the race. Children age 5 and under “race” free with the paid registration of a parent.

To register or for more information about the event, visit www.babystepsal.org or call 205-603-6049.

The Baby Steps Memorial Run is an event that allows grieving families and their friends to come together to remember their loved ones in a supportive, caring environment. The Amelia center is a non-profit program of Children’s of Alabama which has served as a place of hope for grieving children, parents and families since 1997. The center offers free grief counseling to parents and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child and also to children who have lost loved ones. The center operates by donations and continued support from its community members. For more information on The Amelia Center visit www.ameliacenter.org.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past four years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 659,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S.Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. In 2012, Children’s moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at www.childrensal.org

 

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