George Eliot Hospital is holding its third 5km fun walk, jog or run event on Sunday 28 June 2015 starting at 11am to support the development of an education and research centre to support diabetes patients.
Funds raised will benefit George Eliot Hospital’s Diabetes iDEA Fund (integrated Diabetes Education and Academic Research Centre) to further develop research into Diabetes and to educate patients and their families with Diabetes.
Everyone will be welcome to take part whether you want to walk, jog or fun the 5km course which starts outside the George Eliot Hospital Training and Education Centre (GETEC) next to the main hospital.
Diabetes affects 1 in 20 people in our local community. That is at least 10,000 people. The award winning Diabetes team at the George Eliot aim to reduce new cases of diabetes in our local community, develop research into the condition and to improve the care of patients with diabetes, to reduce complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.
If you want to run the course and need a bit of motivation, why not check out the NHS Couch to 5km training plan.
Register today. Entrants must be 11 years or over on the day of the event to compete (unless they are walking the course while accompanied by an adult). The entrance fee is £5 for adults and £3 for children aged 11-16. Entries will be accepted on the day up until 10.45am providing the event limit has not been exceeded.
Please fill out the application and return with a cheque for the appropriate amount. Please make cheques payable to 'George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust - Charitable Funds'.
Visit www.geh.nhs.uk/latest-news/fun-run-2015/ to access the registration form or to share our poster.
Last year the event helped to by valuable equipment to support Dementia patients within the hospital.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Raj Reddy
You can register on the day but if you would like to let us know you are coming please do so. We look forward to seeing you at this fun event for all the family.