4th Annual PATCHES 5K
March 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
4th ANNUAL PATCHES Run For The Kids 5K
Honoring Robert M. Levy
PATCHES is excited to announce their 4th Annual PATCHES Run For The Kids 5K on March 7, 2020 at Zoo Miami. This is one of the best South Florida settings for a 5K Run/Walk. There is not a venue with a better family atmosphere and provides so much more to each participant. Every participant will receive the following:
-5K race bib with RFID timing tag
-Custom 5K finisher medal (and wait til you hear the big news for the custom medals)
-Personalized 5K race certificate with your name, bib number, finish time, and finish position
-AND THE GRAND PRIZE INCLUDED WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION: All day access to Zoo Miami, included with your 5K race entry. That’s right, for showing your support of PATCHES, you and your family can spend the day at the Zoo Miami at no additional charge.
All this excitement in one day for your entire family to enjoy. Show your support of PATCHES and sign up today.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday March 4, 2020: PATCHES – Florida City 335 South Krome Ave. Florida City, FL 33034
11:00am – 5:00pm *Site tours available – you will be changed after seeing the wonderful work of all the staff at PATCHES
Thursday March 5, 2020: Location TBD
Zoo Miami will provide each participant with an arm band that you will receive at packet pickup. The arm band will provide you full access to the Zoo Miami. The Zoo Miami provides the event with the exact number of arm band as entries into the 5K. If you lose a band you will be charged $20 for a replacement band.
Saturday March 7, 2020: Miami Zoo 12400 SW 152nd St Miami, FL 33177
6:30am – Race day registration and packet pick open
7:40am – Zumba 5K Warm-Up
7:50am – Announcements and National Anthem
8:00am – PATCHES 5K – Start
9:00am – 5K Awards and Podium Presentation
9:30am – 5K Participants Zoo Miami Access Open
The name PATCHES stands for Pediatric Alternative Treatment, Care, Housing & Evaluation Services.
PATCHES is a not for profit 501(c)(3) Nursing Center for medically fragile children. For more information please visit us at www.patchesppec.org
Our experience of serving children with medical needs have equipped us with the unique understanding that children are not just small adults. Children in non acute care settings have a number of distinctive care needs, such as growth and developmental issues, often complicated by their medical fragility. Additionally, acute attention and monitoring is essential to sustaining the often narrow margin of safety when considering patient size and weight relative to pulmonary management, medication, and other medical needs.
We realize that the self-esteem, self-confidence, and small triumphs of a child are often brought about by plenty of encouragement, hugs, and smiles. We also provide onsite playground, and daily enrichment programs. Our goal is to help each child reach his or her potential safely, in a fun-filled caring environment.
PATCHES offers parents the peace of mind brought about by a program staffed by health care professionals who are expertly trained in the care of children with both sub-acute and chronic conditions. Our center is fully equipped and staffed to accommodate children who require the support of ventilators, tracheotomies, oxygen therapy, and feeding tubes, or who have other special medical needs. Supportive therapies, respiratory care, educational programming, and door-to-door transportation are also available.
Fully licensed by the State of Florida, our well-rounded, expertly managed program benefits both children and families with the highest standards of pediatric specialized care.