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Downtown Dash Becomes Warm-Up Race for LA Marathon
GLENDALE, CA – October 30, 2009 – The Downtown Glendale Merchant’s Association is proud to announce that the 3nd annual Glendale Downtown Dash, 5K Run/Walk to benefit Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s Stroke Services on March 14, 2010, is now an official warm-up race for the Los Angeles Marathon, which will take place the following week on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
The Downtown Dash (Daylight Saving Day) race will start in front of the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd) in Glendale and will go through the new Americana at Brand. Registration will open at 7 a.m. and opening ceremonies will start at 8 a.m.
As part of the warm-up race program, LA Marathon Roadrunners will receive a $5 discount off the regular entry fee of $25 to the Glendale Downtown Dash. Early online registration is now open and encouraged. Website: Registration fee will be $35 ($30 for LA Marathon Roadrunner) after March 2.
Stroke is the nation’s number three cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. Stroke is responsible for one out of every 14 deaths, killing more than 160,000 people every year.
“The good news is, stroke is a preventable disease and treatments are available,” says Lance Lee, MD, medical director of the Certified Advanced Stroke Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “If you do have a stroke, seeking immediate treatment at a facility specially trained to diagnose and treat stroke can help improve your chances of surviving one and minimize possible disabilities.”
Glendale Adventist became certified as the first Primary Stroke Center in the San Fernando Valley in 2007. Thanks to community involvement, the Downtown Dash has raised over a hundred thousand dollars to help educate the community on stroke awareness and enhance treatment options for stroke patients. For more information go to
Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke?
· Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
· Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
· Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
· Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
· Sudden severe headache with no known cause