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Winston-Salem Downtown Criterium to Benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital

WINSTON-SALEM – The Winston-Salem Downtown Criterium, benefiting Brenner Children’s Hospital, will take place on Sunday, April 20 at the corner of First and Church Streets, beginning at noon. This is an all-day, family-oriented event featuring the 2008 ACC Cycling Championship in the morning and the Winston-Salem Downtown Criterium in the afternoon and is being hosted by Wake Forest University Cycling.

The Winston-Salem Downtown Criterium will include both adult public races and a kid’s bike race. In addition to the races there will also be a Cyclesafe.org Kids Bike Rodeo and other family activities. The Cyclesafe.org Kids Bike Rodeo, available to kids of all ages and bicycling abilities, is a series of fun obstacles designed to excite children about riding bikes and educate them on how to ride their bikes safely. The kids’ race is broken down into the following age groups: under six years, six to eight years, and nine to 14 years. Representatives with Brenner FIT and SAFE kids will also be on hand to answer questions regarding childhood obesity and preventing injuries. There is no entry fee for children, but donations to Brenner Children’s Hospital will be accepted. To pre-register, please visit us online at www.brennerchildrens.org and click on the link for race registration.
Brenner Children’s Hospital is benefiting as part of the children’s hospital’s association with Together for Kids, a national organization aimed to help children nationwide. Together for Kids consists of 34 members representing 53 hospitals located in 47 cities across the U.S. Member hospitals provide advanced care for children with complex and life-threatening conditions like cancer; offer state-of-the-art trauma care for critically injured children; conduct pediatric research; subsidize the care of uninsured children and fund a wide array of educational and advocacy programs aimed at keeping kids and their families well.

Media Contact for Brenner Children’s Hospital: Rae Bush (336) 716-6878, rbush@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and 4th in the Southeastern United States in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.


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