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Nemours to Sponsor 6th Annual Hear We Go 5K and Family Fun Day

Run/Walk to raise awareness of hearing loss in children.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

The 6th Annual “Hear We Go 5k” and Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and the race starts at 1:00 p.m. The run will be held on the exquisite grounds of Nemours Mansion & Gardens, arguably the largest formal French garden in North America.

Hearing is a critical part of a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. The goal of the Hear We Go 5K run/walk is to raise awareness about the importance of proper and timely diagnosis and management of hearing loss in children in order to facilitate their language development and improve the quality of life for these children and their families.

Proceeds benefit clinical and research programs related to pediatric hearing loss and hearing conservation at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Biomedical Research. To date, this event has raised close to $90,000.

Following the 5K race, participants are encouraged to stay for refreshments, activities and an education fair on the grounds of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Cost is $20/individual and $80/group of 5 for those who register before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1st and $25/individual and $100 group of 5 thereafter. Register as an individual or form a team.

The 6th Annual Hear We Go 5K will be held weather permitting, there is no rain date but a delay will be considered. Nemours Mansion & Gardens is adjacent to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, located at 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803. For more information, call 302-651-6839 or visit www.nemoursorg/hearwego.

Event Parking Information

Due to the construction of the new pavilion, participants should allow extra time for arrival and registration. Parking is available in the hospital parking lot off of Rockland Road in front of the Ronald McDonald House.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.