April 26, 2013
News Office: Juliana Bunim (415) 502-6397
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recruiting runners and donors for the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, June 16 with the goal of raising $15,000 to help provide medical services for sick and injured children.
Runners who join Team UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will receive a hospital tote bag. Other incentive gifts are:
To join the team, follow the steps below:
Step 1 — Register for the race at www.thesfmarathon.com.
Step 2 — Go to the Team UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital page at www.crowdrise.com/UCSFBenioffChildrensHospital. Click on "The Team," then "Join the Team" and create a "Crowdrise" account, if you don't already have one. Create your own fundraising page.
Step 3 — Share your page with family and friends and invite them to support you. Use email, Facebook and Twitter to spread the word.
You don’t have to run to support Team UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Click the "Donate to this Fundraiser" on www.crowdrise.com/UCSFBenioffChildrensHospital to make a donation.
The San Francisco Marathon and Crowdrise require a 15 percent transaction fee that's deducted from each donation. To give directly to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, visit http://makeagift.ucsf.edu/childrensfund.
If you have any questions, please email Linda Cam, in the Development office at UCSF, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. For more information, visit www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.