Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation

Back By Popular Demand… The HEARTest Yard 5K to Benefit Pediatric Heart Babies

Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation and Showmars Restaurants join forces for the second annual 5K to benefit families of babies with congenital heart disease born at Levine Children’s Hospital.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to once again partner with Showmars to support a cause that we both truly believe in,” Greg Olsen, founder of Receptions for Research, said. “Together we are making a significant impact on families in our community.”

The race is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 beginning at 8 a.m. Pre-race activities kick off at CMC Myers Park and from there, Greg Olsen and his family will lead a parade to the race start line on Cumberland Avenue.

The race ends on South Kings Drive at Levine Children’s Hospital with a post-race celebration, including a children’s fun run, refreshments and family entertainment.

The race costs $30 per participant, and the proceeds will support patients at Levine Children’s Hospital affected by a congenital heart defects.

For more details and to register, click here.

About The HEARTest Yard Program

The HEARTest Yard is a program under the Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation established in collaboration with Levine Children’s Hospital that provides no-charge medical support services to the families of babies born with congenital heart disease. Services include in-home, private nursing care, physical and speech therapy, and other benefits that serve as a complimentary extension of traditional hospital care. The program provides these services in an effort to reduce the mortality rate, increase the life expectancy and improve the quality of life for children born with heart disease.

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