SouthGroup Insurance Services has again teamed with Friends of Children's Hospital to present SouthGroup Make a Difference 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 20, 2010, in Ridgeland.
Last year's event attracted more than 750 runners and walkers and raised more than $20,000 in much needed funds for the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
The run/walk begins at 8:30 AM at the SouthGroup headquarters office in The Woodlands Office Park at County Line Road and Woodlands Parkway in Ridgeland. Pre-registration is available at www.southgroup.net.
"Many of us are blessed with healthy children and this is one way we are able to make sure those less fortunate receive the world-class medical treatment they need," Cyndi Tullos of SouthGroup in Ridgeland said.
The event also includes a one-mile fun run as well as activities for children. "Runners and walkers came from all over Mississippi last year and we are, again, looking for more than 700 participants and hope to raise another $20,000 for the treatment of our children," added Ronnie Tubertini, president of SouthGroup.
For more information about the event, call SouthGroup Insurance Services office at (601) 914-3220.