Marathon Consulting the Presenting Sponsor of the 10th CHKD Annual RunWalk For The Kids
Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of Information Technology and Digital Marketing solutions, was proud to be a presenting sponsor for the 10th Annual CHKD RunWalk for the Kids. Marathon also put together a 50 member team of employees, families, and friends, earning Marathon the 3rd place award for the Team with the Most Participants.
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 was held on Saturday, June 13th in downtown Norfolk, with over 2,600 adults and children participating in the 3 races including an 8k Run, 2 Mile Walk, and 1 Mile Fun Run.
Harris Pezzella, President of Marathon Consulting, said, "Marathon takes great pride in their special, long standing relationship with CHKD and the King's Daughters. We are now in our 4th year as a title sponsor. The RunWalk For the Kids has become a signature event each year on the Marathon calendar, and is reflected in the way that it has been embraced by the Marathon team as a whole. There is no better testament to this than the ever growing number of participants who are wearing their Marathon Blue each year. Thank you to the King's Daughters and all of the hard work that they do in support of the children of our region," he continued.
Lisa Coleman, Executive Director of The King's Daughters, said, "We are so grateful for everyone who joined us and helped us celebrate. Almost 3,000 people came out in support of The Kings Daughters' RunWalk event, with more than 1,200 in the 8K Run, 950 in the 2 Mile Walk, and 450 in the 1 mile Fun Run for Kids, despite the sticky conditions... This event has successfully grown over the past 10 years raising more than $750,000 for CHKD due to the steadfast support of businesses like Marathon Consulting, presenting sponsors. Without businesses like you, this event would not be possible."
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.