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Published on October 10, 2009

Unlimited Performance Donates to the Amercian Red Cross

September 10, 2009 

On Sept. 2, Chris Laurent, licensed athletic trainer and run organizer, presented the $4,296 check to Micki Emmett, executive director of the DeKalb County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Due the strong commitment and generosity of the local community and Kishwaukee Community Hospital, money raised from the 2nd annual Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 5K Charity run, held on Saturday, June 20, was donated to DeKalb County Chapter of the American Red Cross.      

The run hosted 180 runners and walkers ranging in age from seven to 75 for the 3.1 mile event.

On Sept. 2, Chris Laurent, licensed athletic trainer and run organizer, presented the $4,296 check to Micki Emmett, executive director of the DeKalb County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The charity run with all proceeds, raised $2,148 which was matched by Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Local businesses, schools, municipal and non-profit entities, and individuals donated time, effort, and equipment for the run. Local and area businesses donated money, food, and raffle prizes which were given to the runners that totaled approximately $1,300.

Corporate sponsors included Kishwaukee Community Hospital; American National Bank Insurance Agency, Sycamore; Cardinal Fitness, Sycamore; Carl Mook Financial Group, Sycamore; Jeff Keicher State Farm Insurance Agency, Sycamore; Kishwaukee Corporate Health, Sycamore; Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant, DeKalb; MC Sports, DeKalb; Resource Bank, DeKalb; and the Suter Company, Sycamore.

Cindy Tucker, director of Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, said, “We would have had a very difficult time in pulling this run together and making it as successful as it was, for this the staff at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine would like to thank all those who helped with the event.”

Serving DeKalb County for 91 years, the DeKalb County American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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