Marathon Consulting a Presenting Sponsor of the CHKD 9th Annual RunWalk For The Kids
Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of Information Technology solutions, was a presenting sponsor for the CHKD 9th Annual RunWalk For The Kids. The RunWalk for the Kids is a community-wide project designed to encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles in families and children. The event is a project of The King's Daughters, and $100,000 was raised to benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. The event was held on Saturday, June 14th in downtown Norfolk, and over 2,800 adults and children participated in the four races including an 8k Run, 2 Mile Walk, and 1 Mile Fun Run.
Harris Pezzella, President of Marathon Consulting, said "Marathon's admiration for the King's Daughters combined with our own growing participation in the RunWalk For The Kids has made this a flagship event for us over the years. We continue to marvel at CHKD and the King's Daughters and their selfless commitment to the health of our children."
"Events like RunWalk for the Kids would not be possible without the support of our community; we all came together for a fun healthy life centered event with more than 2,800 participants, 250 volunteers, and much needed funds raised for our hospital, the children of our community and beyond. Special thanks to our presenting sponsors Marathon Consulting and Wavy TV 10 for another successful event." said Lisa Coleman, Executive Director of The King's Daughters. "Everyone is our hero… At CHKD we feel this way about everyone who can come out to support us; patients, volunteers, families, doctors, nurses, and caregivers alike! We were proud to recognize them all that day at the RunWalk for the Kids", she continued.
CHKD is the only facility of its kind in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital never turns any child away. Last year children made more than 500,000 visits to CHKD caregivers as inpatients and outpatients, for routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions.