‘Laps for Life’ Kart Race Benefits The University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s on Oct. 29

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
TUCSON, Ariz. – The fifth annual, “Laps for Life” kart race will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase items to make life more comfortable for children and families undergoing long-term stays at The University of Arizona Medical Center -- Diamond Children’s. Items include Nintendo games, iPads and other electronic devices, toys, snacks, drinks and restaurant gift cards for family members.
 
Peter and Nancy Davis established Laps for Life four years ago, and the race has raised more than $200,000, benefiting The University of Medical Center – University Campus and The University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus. Two years ago, after touring Diamond Children’s, they decided to make it the beneficiary of Laps for Life. 
 
“Many of our pediatric patients are hospitalized from two weeks to several months at a time,” says Lori Throne, RN, BC, MSN, director of Women’s and Children’s Servicesat Diamond Children’s. “Long hospital stays are often tedious, stressful and create financial and emotional burdens for our patients and their families. These items provide comfort, love and support and we are grateful for the support of those participating in the ‘Laps for Life’ race.”
 
To learn more about Laps for Life, please visit: http://www.lapsforlifetucson.com.