Color Run Raises Funds For Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Zoe's Rainbow Dash, a family-friendly 5K color run, will be held on Thursday, July 4, at 8 a.m. around the perimeter of Hamilton Place Mall.  Partial proceeds from the event will benefit T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

Ten-year-old Zoe Madeline McDonough and her grandmother, Sue McDonough, were killed in a boating accident last summer. Their family created this color run in memory of the two.

Registration for the run is $40 for ages 13 years or older, $25 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5-years-old.  Teams of four or more members will receive a $5 discount off the race registration for each adult team member. 

Representatives from Children’s Hospital Foundation are grateful to be a part of this event.  When participants register for the run, they can choose to donate their registration fee to Children’s Hospital.  Donations will go to the new patient room renovations. 

“Funds raised during this event will advance our healing projects and programs and, most importantly, will be giving children the gift of a healthy future,” said Kaitlin Cook, Erlanger Foundations assistant.  “We look forward to everyone joining us on Fourth of July to celebrate the beautiful lives of Zoe and Sue.” 

For more information about the event, please visit www.zoesrainbowdash.com. Visit www.erlangerfoundations.org to learn more about Children’s Hospital Foundation. Twitter users are encouraged to tweet the following: Experience a rainbow of fun @RainbowZoesDash July 4 @HamiltonPlaceTN! #LifeIsSweet.


Alexander Says Senate Bill To Spur Treatments, Cures For Patients Would Be “Most Important Legislation This Year”

Senator Lamar Alexander told members of the Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson City Chambers of Commerce Wednesday that he is working on legislation that would "affect virtually every American and be the most important bill Congress considers this year." "Last August, Nashville resident Douglas Oliver was legally blind and today, he can see. Also today, a Tennessee company is ... (click for more)

Erlanger Hosts “First Responders” And “Strike Out Stroke” At Upcoming Lookouts Games

The Erlanger Health System and the Lookouts baseball team at AT&T Field will host a two-game event on  Saturday, May 14 at 7:15 p.m.  and  Sunday, May 15 at 2:15 p.m.   Come celebrate with Erlanger during “Strike Out Stroke” with the Lookouts on  Saturday, May 14 at 7:15 p.m.  against the Biloxi Shuckers.  Stroke survivors ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke Pledges $6 Million For New Recreation Center At Avondale

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that he plans to include $6 million in his upcoming budget for a new Recreation Center at Avondale. He said at a press conference at the current center on Dodson Avenue, "We want to make an investment in Avondale." Mayor Berke said the current center by Wilcox Boulevard was built in 1949 and last remodeled in 2002. The new center, which ... (click for more)

Developer Plans Single-Family Homes, Townhomes, Apartments, Retail On 7.5 Acres At South Broad Street

A developer is planning single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and retail on a 7.5-acre South Broad Street site. The development by South Broad LLC and DEW LLC is located within several blocks between South Broad Street, W. 26th Street, Long Street and W. 27th Street. It would include a 3-story U-shaped apartment building with ground floor retail at the north end of the ... (click for more)

Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)