|Freezin' for a Reason planned Feb. 1||| Print ||
|Monday, 16 December 2013|
The Faulkner County Circle of Friends chapter, a group of individuals working to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will host its second annual Freezin’ for a Reason 2K Family Run, 5K and 10K on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Conway.
The idea of the race came about from the chapter wanting to honor the memory of Charlotte and Stella Mulhearn, two children from Conway who received treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
“I was ready to go across the country for Stella’s treatment, but her best chance was at ACH,” said Amanda Mulhearn, mother of Charlotte and Stella. All proceeds from Freezin’ for a Reason will directly benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
In addition to the race, First United Methodist Church in Conway will host a Pasta Party on Friday, Jan. 31.
To register for the race, or for more information, visit freezinforareason.org. This year, Circle of Friends chapters across the state hope to raise a combined $700,000 to support the hospital.
Last year there were more than 349,000 patient visits at ACH including 13,371 from Faulkner County.
For more information on Circle of Friends, please contact Stephanie Goodwin at 501.764.0333.
Circle of Friends members work to promote children’s health through education, advocacy and fundraising for Arkansas Children's Hospital, the state’s only pediatric medical facility. There are 13 Circle of Friends chapters statewide.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21. The campus spans 28 city blocks and houses 370 beds, a staff of approximately 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research - all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children's health and development. For more information, visit archildrens.org.