More Than 300 Youth Participate in First-Ever UnitedHealthcare Panama City IRONKIDS “Fun Run"

Fri Nov 1, 2013 8:39pm EDT

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More Than 300 Youth Participate in First-Ever UnitedHealthcare Panama City IRONKIDS “Fun Run"

UnitedHealthcare’s mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound, helps kick-off the Fun Run that benefits Children’s Tumor Foundation

More than 300 youth participated in today’s UnitedHealthcare Panama City IRONKIDS Fun Run, which took place in advance of this weekend’s IRONMAN event. The one mile “fun run” promoted fitness and health among youth with UnitedHealthcare Medicaid CEO Steve Nelson and company mascot helping lead the participants in exercises and stretches before the race.

UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound leads IRONKID youth in fitness exercises prior to the st ...

UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound leads IRONKID youth in fitness exercises prior to the start of the UnitedHealthcare Panama City IRONKIDS Fun Run that brought together more than 300 youth to run in to support the Children's Tumor Foundation. Photo Source: Amanda Paszkiewicz

The young athletes, aged 3 to 15, had the opportunity to run a portion of the IRONMAN Run Course and cross the same finish line as the IRONMAN athletes. Participating athletes received a numbered race bib, finishing medal, t-shirt, and the honor of calling themselves an IRONKID.

The event benefited the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people living with neurofibromatosis (NF). A portion of each $15 registration entry was donated to the Foundation. UnitedHealthcare also donated an additional $5,000.

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Molly McMillen, 952-931-6029
molly.mcmillen@uhc.com

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