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Title
BABY STEPS MEMORIAL RUN CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR
Date
06/07/2012
Description

BIRMINGHAM (July 25, 2011) - The third annual Baby Steps Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held August 6 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (12634 Confederate Pkwy., McCalla). All proceeds from the run benefit the Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama.

Individual participants may register on the day of the race for $30 (5K) or $20 (1-mile), or before August 1 to receive a $5 discount. Groups may participate in the 5K, but must register prior to August 6. 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.

To register or for more information about the event, visit www.BabyStepsAL.org  or call 205-229-3197.

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 is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions - pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology-were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. Children's is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for its excellence of nursing care. The hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org, facebook.com/childrenshospitalofalabama or twitter.com/ChildrensAL.  

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Contact: Rachel Olis 205/558-2977 (rachel.olis@childrensal.org)