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San Francisco Run For The Warriors® supports service members, veterans and military families

ASA and Hope For The Warriors® host 5K run/walk

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Mission Creek Park in San Francisco. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting and marks ASA’s ninth consecutive year of sponsorship.

All proceeds from the San Francisco race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that strives to unify civilian and military communities by honoring and embracing local service members and their families.

“The military community and their families have sacrificed greatly for our country and our freedom. Through Hope for the Warriors, ASA has been able to express its gratitude to those who have served for nearly a decade,” said ASA President James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA. “The Run For The Warriors event has become an integral part of the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting and we look forward to continuing the tradition in the years to come.”

The Run For The Warriors race series gives wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue running, walking or adaptive cycling to assist in their physical and emotional rehabilitation. The race will start and finish at Mission Creek Park, with turnaround options for either a one-mile or 5K course. Registration is $25. 

“Restoring self, family and HOPE to our country’s post 9/11 veterans isn’t something that’s done alone; it’s about building a community of support,” said Emma Walsh, Hope For The Warriors chief impact officer. “Our success as an organization in helping warriors and their families depends on supporters like the ASA, who take an active role in our programs, such as the Run For The Warriors series.”

To register for the San Francisco Run For The Warriors, please visit https://www.asahq.org/annualmeeting/network/runforthewarriors


THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves. 
 
For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES18.

HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS 
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted more than 180 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 23,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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