April 19, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 16

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Participate in National Nurses' Week 5K fun run and health walk May 4

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Show your support for the Health Science Center nursing students and faculty and the nursing profession by participating in the "5K Run for the Health of It" fun run and health walk from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Texas Research Park, 14815 Omicron Dr. Directions to the research park can be found at www.trpf.com. The Delta Alpha honor society and the Methodist Healthcare System are sponsors of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the male and female who place first, second and third in the competing age categories. Child winners also will be awarded prizes. All registrants will receive a ribbon for participation.

Registration forms can be picked up in the department of chronic nursing care in the School of Nursing, Room 2.100, the information desk at all Methodist Healthcare Hospitals, Roger Soler's Sports store at 2589 Jackson Keller Rd. or at the Texas Research Park beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. The pre-registration fee is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and includes a T-shirt, goody bag and healthy refreshments. Registration on the day of the event is $20. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Nursing Scholarships.

Delta Alpha is the local chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. One of the primary goals of the chapter is to provide scholarships and research grant support for students in the UTHSC nursing program. Dr. Janet Allan, dean of the School of Nursing, has enthusiastically given her approval for this event and would like to see it become an annual kick-off event for National Nurses' Week, which is May 6-12.

For more information, contact Viola Benavente, chair of the fund-raising committee for the Delta Alpha chapter at ext. 7-5799 or send an e-mail to benaventev@uthscsa.edu.


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