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Hospital Hill Run Launches 2021 Fundraising Options for Children’s Mercy

January 26, 2021

New Fundraising Options for the 2021 Hospital Hill Run

Kansas City, MO – The Hospital Hill Run, Kansas City’s oldest running tradition, launched the 2021 Hospital Hill Run Official Fundraising Program in Partnership with Children’s Mercy. Funds raised will go directly to the ‘I love Children’s Mercy Fund,’ which provides advanced medical treatments, compassionate care, and world-class research to kids across the region.

Born out of the Kansas City medical community in 1974, the Hospital Hill Run has a long history of doing charitable work and serving as a healthy outlet for runners. As a not-for-profit organization, the Hospital Hill Run has given back over $130,000 to the community in just the last six years.

“Each year, we are looking for ways to increase our philanthropic impact on the Kansas City community,” said Lisa Drake, Race Director of the Hospital Hill Run. “Empowering our runners to fundraise for Children’s Mercy in 2021 gives more purpose to their miles while advancing our mission to improve the community’s health and well-being.”

All funds raised will go directly to the ‘I Love Children’s Mercy Fund,’ which provides medical treatments, care, and research for thousands in need.

Fundraisers can choose to run the Half Marathon, 10k, or 5k while fundraising as an individual or team member. Runners who raise $250, $500, and $1,000 will earn respective prize packages for their efforts. Prize packages include Children’s Mercy SWAG, Children’s Mercy Expo Bag’s, custom Hospital Hill Run Children’s Mercy t-shirts, and more.

“We believe our loyal running community will rally around this opportunity to give back to Children’s Mercy and provide hope and healing to so many in 2021,” said Drake.

For more information about the 2021 Hospital Hill Run fundraising program, visit https://hospitalhillrun.com/childrens-mercy/.

To follow the Hospital Hill Run on social media, follow @hospitalhillrun on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

For more information, contact Lisa Drake at [email protected]

About Hospital Hill Run

What began in 1974 with 99 athletes paying a $1 fee to run a 6.8-mile course starting and ending in Crown Center has evolved into an annual Kansas City running Tradition that regularly hosts thousands of athletes from all over the country. Hospital Hill Run was recognized in 2020 by the Pitch Magazine as the Reader’s Choice Award Winner for best-organized footrace in Kansas City, MO. The 48th annual Hospital is set for June 5, 2021, featuring 5k, 10k, and half-marathon distances.

For more information regarding Hospital Hill Run, go to www.hospitalhillrun.com.

About Children’s Mercy

Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is a leading independent children’s health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, educating caregivers, and breakthrough innovation to create a world of well-being for all children. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” For the fifth consecutive time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to only about 8% of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. More than 850 pediatric subspecialists, researchers and faculty across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and education of the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy provides hope, comfort, and the prospect of brighter tomorrows to every child who passes through its doors. Visit Children’s Mercy and the Children’s Mercy Research Institute to learn more, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for the latest news and videos.