Run for REDiness


May 7, 2010


Inaugural Run for “RED”iness to be held on June 12, 2010


Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that on June 12, 2010, the chapter, along with the support of CoxHealth, will host their Inaugural 5K run/walk.  All the proceeds from this event will benefit disaster relief for the 29 counties presently served by the chapter. 


“We are so exited about this event because it marks a milestone for our chapter”, said Joann Moore, Public Affairs representative for the chapter.  “We are also pleased to announce Positronic Industries, Inc. is our lead sponsor.  Other sponsors include BKD, Wealth Advisors, LLC, Hiland Dairy, Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar, 100.5 The Wolf, and Sertoma.” 


The event will take place at 8:00 a.m. on the corner of Lynn and Jefferson, across from the Cox North fitness center.  After the race there will be refreshments, award presentations and a drawing for many exciting gift certificates.  Pluggy, the Fire Safety Robot, will be on hand to entertain the kids and 100.5 The Wolf will be on site. 


Participants may register at Ridge Runner Sports, 3057 S. Fremont Ave., online at, all CoxHealth fitness centers and by downloading a form at  The entry fee is $20 if pre-registered by June 11 or postmarked by June 5.   Race day registration will be $25.  A family of four with 2 children 12 and under may register for $50. 


Please come out and join us for this exciting Inaugural Run for “RED”iness!


You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.  The American Red Cross honors donor intent.  Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C.  20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at 



Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107


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