2019 Annual 5K Run/Walk & Expo Race to Stop the Opioid Epidemic
On Sunday, September 8th, ONSF held its 7TH Annual 5K Run/Walk & Expo – RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. Runners/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 Greenwich Hospital, CHASE, Granoff Architects, Houlihan Lawrence, Vineyard Vines, Serendipity, Patriot Bank, John and Lile Gibbons, Greentree Toyota Danbury and others.
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.
Special thanks to students 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.
ONSF was fortunate to have Vineyard Vines of Greenwich host the ONSF 5K Packet Pick-Up/Registration Party for a third year! The well-attended event took place Thursday evening, September 5th with 5K registrants enjoying refreshments donated by Putnam & Vine. Packet pick-up and registration also took place Saturday morning September 7th. During both events, shoppers were granted a 10% discount and 10% of total sales was donated to ONSF. THANK YOU VINEYARD VINES for being gracious hosts and for your continued generosity in support of the ONSF mission!!!
Proceeds from the 7th Annual ONSF 5K will directly benefit the 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.
WE SINCERELY THANK OUR 2019 SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THE ONSF 5K RACE TO STOP THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THEIR INTEREST AND GENEROSITY HAVE MADE THIS IMPORTANT EVENT POSSIBLE!