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Race For Kids 5K raises money for Franciscan Health pediatric departments

Franciscan Health is raising awareness for pediatric departments with a fundraising competition.

Posted: Jun. 2, 2018 11:39 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- Franciscan Health is raising awareness for pediatric departments with a fundraising competition.

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Saturday morning, Race For Kids 5K hosted families to help raise money for the cause. The proceeds will help purchase equipment and supplies for the level three Neonatal intensive care units or NICU, and pediatric therapy department.

NICU is a regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies along with state of the art care for premature infants.

Executive Director Sandy Howarth said these donations will benefit future patients.

"Not only is this money used for equipment for the patients but it's also for care for the families," Howarth said. "Often times they are needing help with the medications, equipment needs for their babies or children, so that's what the funds will go to support."

Children were also invited to participate in a 100-yard dash before the race began.

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