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Title
Children’s of Alabama and UAB Pediatric Residency Program Host 11th Annual Spring Scramble 5K
Date
03/06/2017
Description

BIRMINGHAM — Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Pediatrics Residency Program will host the 11th annual Spring Scramble 5K on Saturday, April 22. The 5K begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Levite Jewish Community Center, followed by a Fun Run at 6:30 p.m.

The goal of the event is to raise funds to directly support the health and well-being of the children in the community. This year’s race beneficiaries are the Healthy Active Living for Families Initiative and Reach Out and Read at Children's.

The registration fee is $20 for UAB and Children’s employees; $25 for the general public and free for children under 12 with an adult entry. The registration fee covers a 5K T-shirt and goodie bag. To register, visit www.springscramble.org.

Packet pick up will be Wednesday, April 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Trak Shak (2839 18th St. S., Homewood); Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the second floor lobby of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children (1601 5th Ave. S., Birmingham); Friday, April 21 from 3-5 p.m. at Trak Shak and on race day at Jewish Levite Community Center (3960 Montclair Road, Birmingham) from 4-5:15 p.m.

Following the run, there will be food trucks, live music, race awards and door prizes.

About Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. This evidence-based program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read incorporates early literacy into pediatric practice, equipping parents with tools and knowledge to ensure that their children are prepared to learn when they start school. Reach Out and Read families read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills.

About Children’s

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.