41st Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run raises over $114,000 for more American Lung Association
Funds will help more than 33 million Americans; 1.7 million Pennsylvanians who suffer from chronic lung disease by funding lifesaving research
(October 29, 2018) - WAYNE, Penn.
A favorite for local runners, the Penn Medicine Radnor Run was back for its 41st year on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in Wayne, PA. The race featured a certified 5-mile timed course and a 1-mile fun run/walk for all ages. The money raised from the event supports the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania and its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
“Each year, the Radnor Run brings together local families and communities for a morning of not only competitive fitness, but also fall themed fun for the family and education on all things lung health,” stated Dan Green, Division Vice President, Development, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic. “The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania was excited to see so many lung health supporters at our run this year and we are grateful for all of the runners, volunteers, staff and sponsors who helped make this event a success!”
The event’s main race is a 5-mile USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified race through the surrounding scenic Radnor neighborhood. It also included an untimed 1-mile fun run or walk for adults and youth of all ages. Presenting Sponsor, Penn Medicine, hosted the health fair at the start and finish line.
LUNG FORCE Hero, Ashley Murosky, a Radnor resident, spoke at the start line and at the post race awards ceremony. Murosky, age 25, has been living with lung cancer since she was 19 years old. She shared about the importance of supporting the American Lung Association’s research, advocacy and education efforts on behalf of those living with lung disease.
Highlights from the race include:
- Kathleen McNally, long-time Wayne resident, sang National Anthem at start line.
- Fastest female, Tara Huang, age 37, of Bryn Mawr, with a time of 33:40 was presented Jody’s Cup in memory of Jody Lynn Sack. Jody’s mom, Lois Sack, Newtown Square resident, presented the trophy.
- Fastest male, Frank Crippen, age 19, with a time of 27:18 was presented the Penn Medicine Award. Dr. Judd Flesch, Penn Medicine Pulmonologist and Radnor Run Team Captain, presented the award. Crippen is a Villanova student from Miami, FL.
- Janssen won First Place Team, with an average combined score of 35:53. Janssen had a corporate team participating; 32 employees were registered.
- The 1-Mile Fun Run is an untimed race. Fastest boy in the 1-mile: Rhys Dernlan. Fastest Girl in the 1-Mile: Elaine Liu. Each received a medal.
- Devon Prep won the Top School Trophy for the second year in the row. The Top School Trophy goes to the team who brings out the most participants (5 mile, 1 mile, and volunteers combined). Devon Prep also raised over $1,500.
- The Fitness Center Challenge Trophy went to Orangetheory Fitness and the Corporate Gym Trophy went to Team Miguel/GSK.
- Ellen’s Entourage team gathers in memory of Ellen Wagner and has raised the most money to date, with a running total of $19,535. The team gathers together in memory of Ellen Wagner.
- Presenting Sponsor, Penn Medicine hosted a large health fair with many departments and services represented. Penn also hosted 4 teams, including teams from Penn Medicine Radnor, Penn Medicine Valley Forge and Penn Medicine Harron Lung Center.
- Top sponsors were present: Penn Medicine, Radnor Township, Brandywine Realty Trust, The Radnor Hotel, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Apt Management, Lincoln Financial, Pfizer, and more.
- Fundraising for the event will continue through November 30, in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Top Fundraising teams and individuals will be announced on December 1.
- Photos of the Radnor Run can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/radnorrun/
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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