Running has long been a popular way for humans to achieve good health and escape mankind’s greatest enemy, loan sharks. Pick up your feet with this Groupon.
$18 for Entry to HeartBeat 5000 5K Run/Walk ($35 Value)
The 11th annual, 5-kilometer run/walk starts at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park along the Mississippi River on June 22 at 9:30 a.m. The race benefits the cardiovascular program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The hospitals serve more than 50% of the patients who need cardiovascular surgery and 70% of pediatric cancer patients in the metro area.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
For nearly a century, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has provided medical care for children along with clinical and surgical services. With 380 staffed beds at two campuses, the hospitals care for more than 125,700 kids each year. Their pediatric services subscribe to the most current research models and employ innovative practices to maximize the quality of care it provides.
Children’s cultivates a positive and welcoming environment for patients by providing kid-friendly diversions as well as resources for their families. Kids can take part in programming from Star Studio, the in-hospital TV channel, and parents can turn to interpreter services or parenting professionals for assistance.
Children’s will soon complete state-of-the-art renovations on both campuses, which will include private patient rooms, expanded surgery and triage centers, and an internal Ronald McDonald House. The additions will foster an open and airy atmosphere that provides comfort for patients, with designs that integrate science, art, and nature.