17th Annual TexasMedRun

17th Annual TexasMedRun

We all know how comfortable and enveloping your bed can be in the morning.  It’s the most tempting thing in the world to say “just 5 more minutes”.  This wasn’t the case for our runners/walkers on February 2, 2019 when the Harris County Hospital District Foundation (HCHD Foundation) successfully hosted another exciting TexasMedRun event with over 900 participants. 

It was a gorgeous morning for the run, after which the participants enjoyed all of the food, and laughter as they replenished their bodies with fruits, coffee, juice, pastries and more while enjoying music, playing games, and taking many photos. The crowd of orange looked GREAT, thanks to our Harris Health family who voted orange as the official 2019 TexasMedRun shirt color.

As the racers approached the starting line, fired up and ready for the race to begin. After a great stretch and warm-up, the announcer rang loud, “Three, two, one, BANG”, and the 10K runners took off, followed by the 5K runners and 5K walkers, and lastly our Kids 1K superheroes. The racers maneuvered through the Texas Medical Center with resilience, almost making it look easy! The last dash across the finish line is always an exciting time for the racers as they are greeted by a crowd of fellow participants, family, friends, and supporters cheering them on, followed by our wonderful volunteers awarding them a medal.

Everyone is a HCHD Foundation champion at the TexasMedRun!

On behalf of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation Board of Trustees, Management Team, and Staff, we thank everyone who participated – from the racers, to the generous vendors and sponsors, and all of our volunteers. We were able to raise an excess of $90K for the LBJ Neonatal Program! Who doesn’t have a soft spot in their heart for babies, right? The LBJ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level III (NICU), High Risk Nursery Level II, Labor and Delivery, and Mother and Baby program provides care for mothers and comprehensive care of their infants of all gestational ages with mild to critical illness or requiring sustained life support. This program is in great need of the latest state of the art equipment to continue to provide high quality, safe, and evidence based care to the infants and families of Harris County.

The continued support of our community partners has had immeasurable impact on HCHD Foundation’s mission and we will continue to care for our community through partnership.

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