Human Growth Foundation, a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Queens, New York. The event will feature dignitaries, celebrities, entertainment for all ages, community vendors, giveaways, and awards to Top Fundraising Walkers and Top Fundraising Teams. Individual and team registration is now open online at http://stepupandwalkforhgf.org/.
“Step Up and Walk is more than a community fundraiser,” says Human Growth Foundation President Dr. Pisit “Duke” Pitukcheewanont.
“We are building awareness of growth hormone deficiency and the funds to continue critical research, education, support and advocacy. It is estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 children in the United States have growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency.”
Step Up and Walk will allow Human Growth Foundation to:
- provide "starter grants" to encourage research in both physical and psychosocial areas of growth disorders and chondroplasias
- host Discussion Forums for parents of children, and adults, with growth disorders
- conduct awareness/outreach programs to identify and encourage persons with growth disorders to seek appropriate diagnosis and treatment
Entry donation includes Event Tee-Shirt, Continental breakfast, snacks and beverages:
REGISTER to walk, individual and teams, click here.
Become a TEAM CAPTAIN, click here.
Be a SPONSOR of the event, click here.
Human Growth Foundation is dedicated to helping medical science to better understand the process of growth. It is composed of concerned parents and friends of children, and adults, with growth problems; physicians; and, other interested health professionals. The Foundation focuses on intrauterine growth retardation, Russell-Silver syndrome, Turner's syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Noonan's syndrome, chondroplasias, and more.
For more information about Human Growth Foundation, visit www.hgfound.org.