What You'll Get
For $16, today's deal is good for entry into the HeartBeat 5000 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the cardiovascular program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and takes place Saturday, June 25 (up to a $30 value). This Groupon expires on April 30.
In its ninth year since independent inception, the HeartBeat 5000 has raised more than $1.2 million to help fund the upper Midwest's only children’s cardiovascular center of its kind. Participants may sprint, skip, or stroll alongside downtown Minneapolis's Mississippi riverfront in the charity run that helps work toward treating children with heart defects while celebrating the physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers who tirelessly labor to improve the lives of young ones in their care. Feel free to bring your miniatures along to participate in activities throughout the day, including bouncing on a giant jumper, face-painting, and getting crafty with fuzzy pipe cleaners.
Over the past eight years, the HeartBeat 5000 has helped fund the children's cardiovascular center's key outlook materials and diagnostic technology such as 48-hour digital heart-rhythm recording equipment and ultrasound transducer adapters, which are vital in informing families of heart patients. The center harbors one of the largest heart-health programs in the region, caring for nearly two-thirds of pediatric patients who have been hospitalized for cardiac surgery in the surrounding metropolitan area.
Children younger than 9 can preregister for the HeartBeat 5000 5K Run/Walk for $15 without this Groupon prior to the day of the race; on the race day, the fee increases to $20.
- HeartBeat 5000 is a tribute to children, for their spirit in facing heart defects that challenge their health and well-being. To date, over $1 million dollars has been raised for Children's cardiovascular program. – NBC 11
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Online registration required. Must register by 04/30. Valid only for day of event. Must sign waiver. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.