The now 20-year-old
“Our goal is to do all it can within its means to make those children's treatments more tolerable and successful for them and their families,”
The urban courses are sanctioned and certified by the standards of USA Track and Field, the national body of road racing, with the marathon course serving as a qualifier for the 2011 Boston Marathon.
St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers continues in its role as title sponsor of the IMM, which it has done since the 2008 inaugural race. Jeff Peterson, M.D., leads a medical team of nearly 100 physicians, nurses, physical therapists and trainers. St. Francis volunteers also help runners and assist in a variety of ways.
Several lndianapolis-area educational institutions will get a leg up on their programs. The IMM donates its proceeds to those organizations. Last year’s donations exceeded $51,000.
To learn more about “Team Metz,” go to http://www.ericmetzwinthisbattle.org/
To register for the IMM go to http://monumentalmarathon.com.
More information about the St. Francis Sports Medicine program is at www.stfrancishospitals.org/Ortho/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=4&tabid=54.