6th Annual ONSF 5K Run/Walk & Expo – RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
On Sunday, September 16th, ONSF held its 6TH Annual 5K Run/Walk & Expo – RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. Runners, joggers, families with strollers and many children gathered at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT for the 9:00 AM start. It was a beautiful day to follow the 5K course that proved to be challenging for the experienced runner as well as enjoyed by beginners.
Prior to the race athletes participated in a Warm-up Session under the direction of ONS PT Alexandra Ranieri. In addition, a Kids 0.5 Fun-Run warm up was supervised by Elite Health Services. All participants enjoyed the music by DJ Anthony Radice and the wonderful food and beverage selections compliments of Aux Delice. Among the Race Sponsors were Serendipity, Greenwich Hospital, CHASE, Granoff Architects, Houlihan Lawrence, Vineyard Vines, Tripp Lake Camp, Patriot Bank, Lile and John Gibbons, Camp Takajo, Greentree Toyota Danbury and other generous merchants.
Race participants were encouraged to bring their unused/expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to deposit in the drop-off box donated and supervised by the Greenwich Police Department.
Once again Vineyard Vines of Greenwich generously hosted the 5K Packet-Pick Up/Registration Party. The event took place Thursday evening, September 13th with refreshments donated by Putnam & Vine. Packet pick-up also took place Saturday morning September 15th. During both events, shoppers received a 10% discount with 10% of total sales donated to ONSF. THANK YOU VINEYARD VINES!!!
Proceeds from the 6th Annual ONSF 5K will directly benefit ONSF current research project UNRAVELING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN POST-SURGICAL PATIENTS. Utilizing its nationally recognized skills, ONSF (ONS Foundation for Clinical Research & Education) works diligently to unravel some of this country’s opioid epidemic 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.
SPECIAL THANKS TO SPONSORS OF THE 2018 ONSF 5K RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THEIR SUPPORT, INTEREST AND GENEROSITY HELPED MAKE THIS SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT EVENT A REALITY!
THANK YOU 2018 SPONSORS!!