Wanted: Generous Runners Who Know Every Second Counts

How long will it take you to run the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run? This year, I’d love to run it in 90 minutes or less. Let’s say you finish in 90 minutes, too, and we cross the line together. That’s 5,400 seconds.

Did you know 62 children a minute enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment? That’s 1 child a second.

That means 5,400 children may enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment while we are participating in the Runners’ Rite of Spring and enjoying the view of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Hains Point.

Caregivers Need You

Friday, February 19 is National Caregiver Day, and that got me thinking about the parents who bring their kids to children’s hospitals.

As a parent, I feel compelled to support this charity. I try to put myself in the shoes of a parent of a child who is facing cancer, pediatric AIDS, sickle cell anemia, or cystic fibrosis. It is almost unbearable to imagine. Then I try to imagine being a parent who is also struggling to afford the cost of the care their child needs on top of dealing with their child’s illness.

I can’t take away the child’s illness. I can’t take away the fear and anger and stress of the parents. But by fundraising and asking you to support the CUCB Social Runners fundraisng team, together we can help to take away the stress and fear they face and make sure their child can receive the care they need.

Click here to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Every year, runners not only decide to tackle the challenges of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, they also decide to fundraise and support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Will you join us? Become a fundraiser yourself today or donate to the CUCB Social Runners team here.

It costs so little to make a big difference.

  • $0.42: One Wee Pee sized diaper, for neonates weighing less than 800 grams. ($150.48/1 case, case=360 diapers)

  • $0.50: One Preemie sized diaper, for neonates weighing up to 4 pounds.

  • $1.08: One Size 1 blood pressure cuff for the smallest children in our care.

  • $4.00: One baby blanket in the Neonatal and Infant Critical Care Unit.

  • $100: One guitar or keyboard for the Music Therapy Program

  • $500: One fetal heart monitor, which monitors the condition of a baby’s heart as it grows inside of the mother.

  • $1,000: One pulsoximeter, which measures the oxygen saturation in the blood. This is important to keep track of and dramatic drops in blood oxygen levels can be catastrophic.

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About Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Elizabeth is a writing mom on the run and was one of two Social Runners from 2012-2013. Originally from Maryland, Elizabeth now runs up and down the hills of Pittsburgh, PA, where things (like rivers) come in threes. She loves triathlons, has published three books and has three sons! She runs her own writing business and finds that a good long run is often the source of her creative ideas. Elizabeth loves being married to a great runner who was a finisher at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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