6th Annual FedEx Waterford 5K to Benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation 11/9/12

6th Annual FedEx Waterford 5K to Benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
W5K - Race UnderwayFri., Nov. 9, at 6:45 p.m
Waterford at Blue Lagoon Office Park
701 NW 62nd Ave # 400
Miami, FL 33126

For more information or to reserve a registration packet, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.waterford5k.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterford-5K-Blue-Lagoon/199986621200 or www.teamfootworks.org .

Registration is now open for the sixth annual FedEx Waterford 5K in Miami! 
 
The run/walk, which is produced by Taylor & Mathis and TeamFootWorks, will benefit the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation and will feature award-winning DJ Irie, delicious food trucks, top prizes and more.
 
While the race course will take participants on a winding journey through Miami’s premier office park, the real party will begin after the first runners cross the finish line. New this year, participants will be treated to a post-race party featuring renowned DJ Irie, the official DJ of the Miami Heat and radio talent on 99Jamz. In addition, they can also dine on delicious food from some South Florida’s most popular food trucks, browse sponsor tents and more.
 
Open to individuals, families, companies and businesses, top prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners, with special prizes given to those who finish near the top of their category. In addition, exclusive tech shirts will be given to the first 1,000 registered participants.
 
“We’re so honored to be in the position to give back to the Miami community for the sixth year in a row,” said Peter Romero, senior property manager, Taylor & Mathis. “With more than 5,000 participants last year, this race has grown exponentially over the past few years. With strong partners like the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, families from all over South Florida have embraced this race. We’re looking forward to a record registration this year.”
 
For the second year, the FedEx Waterford 5K will donate 100 percent of its proceeds and focus its efforts on providing additional funding for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create awareness and generate funds for Miami’s only licensed specialty hospital in South Florida exclusively for children, while ensuring that all children have access to state-of-the-art pediatric care. 
 
“We are incredibly grateful to FedEx, Taylor & Mathis and all of the businesses and participants that are making children’s health care a priority in our community,” said Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, president and CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Last year, this event raised more than $33,000 for the foundation, greatly benefiting the children and families that rely on Miami Children’s Hospital in their greatest time of need.” 
 
Supporting sponsors for the 2012 FedEx Waterford 5K include Club Med, Breitling, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, TIAA-CREF, DRA Advisors, Taylor & Mathis, Hogan, Command Security Corporation, Waste Management, OTIS, CRS Facility Services, L’Oreal Paris, Forair, Brickell Magazine and more.  
 
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.  Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  For more information, visit news.fedex.com. 
 
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital so no child need leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 200 clinical trials and protocols.
 
Ten Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2011-12 "America’s Best Children’s Hospitals" rankings.  Miami Children’s is the only hospital in Florida with programs listed in all 10 categories in which the publication offers rankings.
 
Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to children.  To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit www.mchf.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCHFoundation, or call 305.666.2889 (toll free: 1.800.987.8701).
 
TeamFootWorks is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that encourages and promotes fitness through printed material, training classes and community events for all levels and ages. For more information, visit www.teamfootworks.org.

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