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ONSF 5K Run/Walk & Expo - Race to Stop the Opioid Epidemic
Posted On: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 8th, ONSF held its 7TH Annual 5K Run/Walk & Expo – RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. The weather was perfect as 200 runners and walkers of all ages and levels gathered at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich for the 9:00 AM start.

DJ Anthony Radice provided the music and Aux Delices the food and beverages. Race Sponsors included Serendipity, Greenwich Hospital, CHASE, Granoff Architects, Houlihan Lawrence, Vineyard Vines, John and Lile Gibbons, Greentree Toyota Danbury and others. Race participants brought unused/expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to deposit in the drop-off box which the Greenwich Police Department donated and supervised.

Special thanks to student volunteers from Greenwich High and the Boys & Girls Club for manning the aid stations, handing out medals, setting up the food and assisting with clean up.

Proceeds from the 5K will directly benefit ONSF’s current research project Unraveling the Opioid Epidemic in Post-surgical Patients with specific emphasis on reducing and eventually eliminating the use of narcotics postoperatively. The Institutional Review Board at Greenwich Hospital has vetted and approved this study.