Sepsis 5K raises over $17,000

The team from Stella Saves Lives.

The team from Medical City North Hills.

The Second Annual Dallas Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge, a community 5K run and walk, held September 14 at Trinity Park in Fort Worth raised over $17,000, with more than 70 participants. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation served as an event sponsor.

Hosted by the Sepsis Alliance and Medical City North Hills, the event officially kicked off Sepsis Awareness Month. The purpose of the challenge was to increase sepsis awareness and raise funds for education programs.

“We were thrilled by the participation this year,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety at the DFWHC Foundation. “We more than doubled the number of attendees from 2018 but more importantly, we were able to raise crucial funds to assist programs to promote Sepsis awareness. We would like to thank everyone for supporting the event. We could not have achieved these goals without their help.”

In 2018, Sepsis Alliance was able to provide sepsis information to over 2.5 million visitors, launch the Sepsis Coordinator Network, create a national education module for first-responders, and drive sepsis awareness up to a new high of 65 percent.

Additional sponsors included Cook Children’s, Primrose School of Wellington, Stella Saves Lives, Northeast Tarrant Gastroenterology Associates, Medical City North Hills and Jennica Properties, LLC.

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