Memorial Medical Center hosting 11th annual 5K to benefit transplant patients

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SPRINGFIELD - Central Illinois residents are being encouraged to participate in Memorial Medical Center's 11th annual 5K Transplant Run/Walk on September 19.

This year's event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Washington Park in Springfield.  Proceeds from this event will benefit kidney and pancreas transplant patients through Memorial Medical Center's transplant fund.

Registration fees for this event are $25 for adults, and $15 for children ages 12 and younger, with both amounts being raised by $5 on the day of the event.  Interested individuals may register online at or by mailing in a registration form by September 17.

Over the last 10 years, this event has raised approximately $136,000 for transplant patients.  For more information, call (217) 757-7835.

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