Walkathon to Benefit Diamond Children's Medical Center at UMC

Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 8:00am

WHAT: Coyote Trail and Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary Schools Walkathon to Benefit Diamond Children’s Medical Center at UMC.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8 a.m.

PLACE: Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Road

CONTACT: Richelle Litteer, UMC Foundation, 694-1324

Students from Coyote Trail Elementary School and Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School have organized a fundraising walkathon to benefit Diamond Children’s Medical Center at University Medical Center on Saturday, April 4.

The three-mile walk begins at Coyote Trail Elementary School at 8 a.m. Ronald McDonald will join the students, who will walk to Rattlesnake Ridge and then back to Coyote Trail.

“This is a wonderful example of children making a difference,” says Vicki Began, RN, vice president for Women and Children’s Services at UMC. “We are grateful for their hard work and dedication to help build Diamond Children’s Medical Center.”
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The University of Arizona, University Physicians Healthcare and University Medical Center work together to care for patients, educate medical students, train resident-physicians and conduct clinical and basic research. The UA Steele Children’s Research Center and UMC are working together to build Diamond Children’s Medical Center (www.diamondchildrens.org), now under construction and scheduled to open in 2010. Diamond Children's will be Arizona’s only pediatric inpatient medical center connected to an academic research facility – the Steele Center (www.steelecenter.arizona.edu).