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MEDSPRING’S GENEROUS DONATION TO MARATHON KIDS SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S WELLNESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

AUSTIN, Texas – Marathon Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, today announced a generous donation from MedSpring Urgent Care. The total amount of funding—$17,500—will be used to support the Marathon Kids mission of helping children create a healthier lifestyle through running. 

“We share Marathon Kids’ important mission of improving the health and happiness of children by going the distance to provide valuable experiences through meaningful engagement. We are proud of our strong partnership with Marathon Kids because we are running towards the same goal of promoting wellness,” said MedSpring President and CEO Butch Marino. 

One of the only evidence-based running/walking programs for children in the United States, Marathon Kids is funded primarily through corporate and community partnerships. Funds donated by MedSpring will help Marathon Kids get more kids moving in diverse communities all over the country. 

Butch Marino, President and CEO of MedSpring Urgent Care, will present a ceremonial check to Cami Hawkins, CEO of Marathon Kids, at MedSpring Urgent Care – Buda on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend the check presentation ceremony. MedSpring’s Buda facility is located at 1567 Main St #100. 

MedSpring offers patient-centered care in a spa-like environment, for those who need convenient and immediate access to care. For illnesses and injuries that are non-emergent, but still need immediate medical care, urgent cares are an excellent and cost-effective solution. MedSpring provides patients with care seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including most holidays.  

Marathon Kids CEO Cami Hawkins believes community support, including partnerships with companies like MedSpring, is an essential component in helping children adopt healthy habits. “The Marathon Kids program gets kids moving and helps them to stay focused and motivated,” said Hawkins. “MedSpring shares our mission of improving children’s health, lives and futures. We’re grateful they’ve partnered with us to inspire kids to be active and stay healthy.” 

ABOUT MARATHON KIDS 

The Marathon Kids mission is to show children that through running they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. The nonprofit organization empowers teachers, parents and coaches to start Marathon Kids running clubs in their homes, schools, camps or other organizations. 

Kids enrolled in the program work at their own pace to run, or walk, the equivalent mileage of up to four marathons (104.8 miles) over the course of the running club season. Marathon Kids provides the training, rewards, tools and resources to a network of dedicated, motivated and inspiring coaches, supporting them every step of the way. 

For more information, please visit MarathonKids.org. 

 

ABOUT MEDSPRING 

MedSpring Urgent Care is an experienced provider of urgent care services to local communities in Texas and Illinois. Through extended hours, shorter wait times, lower costs, and personalized attention, MedSpring delivers an exceptional healthcare experience to all patients. Our goal is to provide superior patient care while improving the everyday health of our patients in the communities we serve.  

For more information, please visit medspring.com. 

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