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Elite Athletes, MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Board Members and Sponsors to Visit Patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

TSRHC patients, elite athletes to sign autographs and hand out race T-shirts

WHO: -Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families, volunteers & staff
-Five TSRHC 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Patient Champions
-TSRHC patient and 2012 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Junior Race Director,
Chris Tracht, age 10 of Grapevine, who is a prosthetics patient at TSRHC
-MetroPCS Dallas Marathon board members, sponsors, friends and guests
-Elite athletes participating in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon

WHAT: This event kicks off race weekend and provides time for MetroPCS Dallas Marathon board members, sponsors, elite athletes and special guests to visit the hospital. During this visit they will meet the Junior Race Director and Patient Champions, who serve as young ambassadors for TSRHC and represent thousands of children who have been treated at the hospital each year. The Patient Champions, Junior Race Director and elite athletes will autograph and pass out t-shirts to fellow TSRHC patients. TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon since 1997.

WHEN: Friday, December 7, 2012
9:15 a.m. Guests arrive
9:25 a.m. MDM Board Photo Atrium (by Christmas tree)
9:30 a.m. T-shirt signing begins

WHERE: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
*Please meet a member of TSRHC public relations team at the hospital’s main entrance to be escorted to the event.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of each December and include a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, the Mayor’s Race 5K presented by Cigna and Oncor, and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.

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