Youth are invited to race and win funds for their schools or athletics program on Sunday, March 10 (daylight savings) at the Glendale Downtown Dash. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk will help to expand stroke services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the San Fernando Valley and the second leading cause of adult disability in America. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 14 deaths, killing more than 160,000 people every year. The Dash offers a fun, family atmosphere that takes participants down Brand Boulevard, through the Americana and back up again. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support Glendale Adventist Medical Center Stroke Services. Community lectures, screenings and new technology for the only certified advanced primary stroke center in Glendale help fight this deadly and disabling condition.
School teams must have a least seven members, wear a shirt/uniform from their school/team and all team members must register online and be a current student. Adult supervision and parent/guardian permission is required. There is no entry fee for school teams.
Schools with the fastest average times for elementary, middle and high school and who show the most team spirit will win $250.
The timed 5K run/walk will start at 8 a.m. in front of the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd.) in Glendale and will go through the Americana at Brand.
Dr. Lance Lee, medical director of the certified advanced stroke center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center expresses the word FAST – Face, Arms, Speech and Time.
“If you have a stroke, call 911,” he advises. “Time is so important. Seeking immediate treatment at a facility specially trained to diagnose and treat stroke can help improve your chances of surviving and minimize possible disabilities.”
Registration and information is available at www.GlendaleDowntownDash.com.