5k Raises Funds for Trauma Prevention During the Big Game

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PHOENIX – The 5th annual Tackle Trauma 5k Run and Walk returns to Papago Park in Tempe on Sunday, February 3rd. Join hundreds of medical professionals and community members as they help the Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) raise awareness about trauma. Trauma centers are highly specialized units within hospitals that provide multidisciplinary care for patients with life-threatening injuries.

Trauma is the leading cause of death for children and adults up to the age of 44 and the fourth overall cause of death in the country. Traumatic injuries can occur from car crashes or by falling from a ladder. Proceeds from this event aim to change that and are allocated to the ATA’s four initiatives including education, research, injury prevention and a “Stop the Bleed” program that provides lifesaving training throughout the state.

“Trauma injuries are so prevalent in our state and across the country,” said Alicia Mangram, MD, FACS of the ATA. “Our goal with this event is to bring the community together in a positive way that can benefit those affected by it.”

WHO:             The Arizona Trauma Association

WHAT:           Tackle Trauma 5k Run and Walk, family fun event with face-painting, a bouncy house and a moderate-level course that runs on the east side of Papago Park.

 

WHEN:        Sunday, February 3rd

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Race begins at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:      Papago Park

1350 N. College Ave

Tempe, AZ 85281

COST:         Online Registration – $35 per person

On site Registration – $45 per person

Tickets can be purchased at www.aztracc.org

Sponsorship packages are available by following this link. For more information about Tackle Trauma and the Arizona Trauma Association, visit aztracc.org or email tackletrauma5k@aztracc.org. To stay up to date with events, like them on Facebook.

About the Arizona Trauma Association

The Arizona Trauma Association (ATA) was started by a group of surgeons in 2007 to improve the delivery of health care to injured patients throughout the state of Arizona by supporting collaborative research, education and outreach activities of trauma centers in the state of Arizona. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook for more information.

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