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News from 2010

Dash T-Shirt Contest
Media Contact Information:
Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
or (818) 800-3113
gonzala1@ah.org

GLENDALE, CA -- OCTOBER 20, 2010 -- The 4th Annual Glendale Downtown Dash event will have a new look in 2011 - a T-shirt designed by a community resident. The Downtown Glendale Merchant's Association host Glendale's Downtown Dash every year. It's a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Glendale Adventist Medical Center's Stroke Services for the community.

This year, community members with a bent for graphic design are encouraged to enter into the "Downtown Dash T-shirt Design Contest" now until the end of January 31, 2011. Contestants can go online to get official contest rules.

The winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card and a T-shirt signed by the 2011 Dash Committee.

Glendale's Downtown Dash will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 (Daylight Savings Day) and will start in front of the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd) in Glendale. The run/walk will go through the new Americana at Brand. Registration will open at 7 a.m. and opening ceremonies will start at 8:15 a.m.

Early online registration is encouraged. Registration is provided by Active.com and is $25. After Feb. 28 the cost will be $35. The Kids One Mile Fun Run is $15 each. Also available this year is the Downtown Dash training program provided by All About You! Wellness Boot Camp - the cost of the training program is $35. Participants can choose to purchase the "Dash Pack" which includes both the training program and the Dash registration fee for $55.

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.

Glendale Adventist became certified as the first Advanced Primary Stroke Center in the San Fernando Valley in 2007. This certification means that the hospital's stroke program follows national guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Thanks to community involvement, the Downtown Dash has raised more than $100,000 to help educate the community on stroke awareness and enhance treatment options for stroke patients.