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18th Annual Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll Saturday, December 4, 2010

The 18th Annual Reindeer Run and Santa Stroll, sponsored by Central Georgia Diagnostics, a service of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4. Funds from this year’s race will benefit the expansion and enhancement of the pediatric radiology area within The Children's Hospital. Children will receive inpatient and outpatient radiology services with state of the art equipment all while in a child-friendly environment.
 
Approximately 1,000 participants will race through downtown Macon in the 5K run/walk that begins at 8:30 a.m. or the one-mile stroll at 8:45 a.m. The start and finish lines are on the corner of Spring and Pine streets, next to The Children's Hospital. Awards will be presented to the winners of the Reindeer Run and participants will receive a complimentary shirt, while supplies last. The entry fee for both events is $20 or $25 on race day.
 
As a non-profit hospital, The Children's Hospital relies on donations to continue to provide the best health care to children of Central and South Georgia. Past support from the race has enabled the expansion of the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
 
Participants can register online at www.ReindeerRunMacon.com until 12 p.m. the day before the race. Mail registration ends on Monday, Nov. 29. Early race packet (t-shirt, race number) pick up is at Run Fit Sports, 4524 Forsyth Rd., on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the race on Saturday, Dec. 4. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
 
Please call 478-633-RUNN for more information.
 
About The Children's Hospital 
The Children’s Hospital (TCH), a service of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, is a not-for-profit health care organization committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians and highly skilled compassionate support staff, TCH serves over 81,000 patients from seven primary and 23 secondary Central and South Georgia counties. TCH is the only dedicated pediatric facility in Central Georgia and is one of the most comprehensive in the state. The Children's Hospital's 116-bed facility houses a 34-bed General Pediatric Unit, a 12-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit, 10-bed Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit, CHOPS (Children’s Hospital Outpatient Services), a 42-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for newborns in critical condition, and a 14-bed Level II Nursery for newborns requiring more observation, but not critical care. The CHOPS unit provides a variety of outpatient procedures to include X-Rays, MRIs, CAT Scans, endoscopies and sickle cell blood transfusions. TCH services the largest pediatric sickle cell population in Central and South Georgia . TCH's two Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Transport Teams are trained to transport patients to and from other hospitals in one of our three specially equipped pediatric ambulances. These teams transport over 500 patients a year. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, The Children's Hospital has made an impact in the lives of children in Central and South Georgia .
 
About The Medical Center of Central Georgia
The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), an entity of Central Georgia Health System (CGHS), is a designated Level I Trauma Center and Magnet® hospital for nursing and serves the residents of Central and South Georgia with a primary and secondary service area of 30 counties and a population of nearly 750,000 people. The Medical Center has over 4,800 employees and a medical staff of over 530 physicians. MCCG is the second largest hospital in Georgia with a capacity of 637 beds including medical-surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, cardiac intensive care, neurology intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and cardiac surgery intensive care. Thirty-four beds are leased to Regency Hospital of Central Georgia, a long-term, acute-care facility. Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital, an entity of CGHS, partners with MCCG to provide a 58-bed, medical-rehabilitation hospital for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. MCCG is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine, providing residency programs for over 100 residents. MCCG provides a broad range of community-based, outpatient diagnostic, primary care, urgent-care services, extensive home-health and hospice-care services, as well as comprehensive rehab services.
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