PHILADELPHIA – This Sunday, the 5th annual 5K for The IOA and Memory Mile Walk will be held in support of the Institute on Aging (IOA) at the University of Pennsylvania. All proceeds from the event will help further research at the IOA in the treatment and care of patients with age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis. The run and walk will go through Penn Park – 24 acres of continuous open, green space – with skyline views of Center City from West Philadelphia. The Memory Mile Walk will take walkers down Locust Walk and through the scenic Penn campus. Leashed dogs will again walk along with their humans in the Memory Mile.

Now in our fifth year, we are more motivated than ever to continue this event that supports much-needed research,” said race organizer P.J. Brennan, MD, chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and an Institute on Aging advisory board member. “Now is the time to accelerate the pace of age-related research.”

Walk-in registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Shoemaker Green in Penn Park, next to Franklin Field. The run starts at 8:00 a.m.; walkers begin 10 minutes later. For more information, visit http://www.med.upenn.edu/aging/.

WHERE:

Penn Park at Shoemaker Green
33rd Street between Walnut & South Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN:

Sunday, September 25, 2016
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

8:00 AM

5k Run begins

8:10 AM

Memory Mile walk begins

9:00 AM

Remarks and Award ceremony

WHO:

  • P.J. Brennan, MD, chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and an Institute on Aging advisory board member
  • John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, director of Penn’s Institute on Aging
  • Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

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