WICHITA, KAN — Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-Foundation) will have its first run/walk event fundraiser on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita, Kan. The "Let's Move, Kansas" 5K race and 1.5 mile walk is to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. It benefits the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation, whose mission is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research, and education of Kansas Family Physicians.
Online registration is available at: https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/Wichita/LetsMoveKansas or by calling the KAFP office at 316-721-9005. You can follow “Let’s Move, Kansas” for updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/letsmoveks.
The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 1.5 mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Participants receive an exclusive race t-shirt and swag bag. Division medals will be awarded, with all youth/children finishers receiving a medal. Cash prizes for male and female 5K top competitive runners: 1st ($125) 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place. A plaque for largest team.This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy, and will include a live DJ and prize giveaways! The presenting sponsor is Wichita Nephrology Group, P.A. Platinum sponsors: Grene Vision Group and Via Christi Health. Gold sponsors: Premier Property Management; University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine; VaxCare; and Wichita Surgical Specialists. Silver sponsors: BlueStem Medical, LLP – Drs. Doug & Shelly Gruenbacher; KaMMCO; Martin Pringle Law Firm; Health ICT, an affiliate of the Medical Society of Sedgwick County; St. Francis Health; and USI Midwest. Bronze sponsors: Kane Mitchell & Company, LLC, Wichita Marriott Hotel and Worsham Accounting Services.
About the KAFP-Foundation
The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians-Foundation (KAFP-F) is the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. Our mission is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research, and education of Kansas Family Physicians. KAFP-Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and gifts are tax deductible. Contributions provide support for Kansas programs involving pre-medical & medical students, and family medicine residents.
• Student and Resident Poster Contest
• Rural Family Medicine Practice & Research Program
• Family Medicine Interest Group grants
• Scholarships to the National Conference by AAFP for Medical Students and Residents
• KAFP-F Hostetter Student Award
• Carol A Johnson MD Family Medicine International Mission Scholarship
• Kansas Career Opportunities Conferences
• Faces in Family Medicine Program