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Maria Salemi
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center



Chicago (August 21, 2013) — Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center and 38th Ward Alderman Tim Cullerton are co-sponsoring the 14th Annual Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk in Portage Park on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Event proceeds will help support the hospital’s medical interpreters program to meet communications needs of Polish and Spanish-speaking patients.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Long and Cuyler (near Irving Park Road and Central Avenue) and will follow a route through the 38th Ward neighborhood. The race will conclude in Portage Park and will be followed by a ceremony with awards presented to the top finishers.

“We are pleased to present the 14th Annual Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk with Alderman Cullerton,” said John Baird, President and Chief Executive Officer, Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center. “This 5K run/walk reflects the mission of Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection to support improved health and wellness in our communities and to enhance community health awareness. We look forward to having our neighbors join us for some exercise and fun, and know that proceeds help pay for communications needs of Polish and Spanish-speaking patients.”

Alderman Tim Cullerton added, “Here in the 38th Ward we like to see our community coming together to participate in the 5K event. It is a great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful park and neighborhood while contributing to a good cause.”

Registration is required to participate in the Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk. Registration forms and additional information are available by going online to or calling toll-free 877.737.INFO.

Pre-registration fees range from $10 for youth and seniors and $20 for adults to $45 for families up to five members. Race day registration fees will be slightly higher and registration on race day cannot be guaranteed. Registration fee includes a 5K long-sleeve, 100 percent cotton T-shirt; ballpoint pen with LED light and stylus that works with touch screen devices; and entry into the hospitality tent post-race. Pre-registration is available in the hospital’s Cashier’s Office through Friday, September 27.

On Saturday, September 28, pre-registration and packet pick-up will be available in the hospital’s Outpatient Center from 9 a.m. until noon. Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center is located at 5645 West Addison, Chicago. Free parking is available in the Outpatient Parking Lot.

Race day festivities include music by Delta Disc Jockeys and product sampling for participants courtesy of Alpha Baking, 7-Eleven, Inc., and U.S. Foods. Waste Management, provider of sanitation services, is an additional sponsor.

Community sponsors for this year’s event are: Bear Construction, Chest Medicine Consultants, George and Sarah Day, DEV Medical Associates, Karin Fiedler, M.D., David L. Fishman, M.D., Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Peoples Gas, Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center/Presence Resurrection Medical Center Senior Management Team, Sebert Landscaping, Maeve Nair, and Superior Ambulance.


About Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (POLR), a premier medical center on Chicago’s northwest side, is a certified Primary Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in adult medical and surgical services as well as cardiac care, emergency services, primary care, and rehabilitation services. POLR is part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. To learn more, visit


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