Step on Sepis Run/Walk

Oct 26, 2013

Jerry Minore was 55 when he passed away in 2012.

He wasn't feeling well for about a week prior to his death. He had a urinary tract infection and had been to his primary care doctor. Jerry was taking antibiotics but didn't seem to be getting better. He wasn't eating or drinking much and had some vomiting. After a visit to the ER of a local hospital, Jerry learned that he had gall stones but he was too sick for surgery to remove his gall bladder. He was admitted to the ICU. IVs were started in both arms to give him fluid and antibiotics. Very weak and tired with a high fever, Jerry and his family were told that he had sepsis. Within 24 hours, other organs in his body stopped working. Jerry was connected to a breathing machine. The doctors tried everything but then his kidneys started to fail and then his blood stopped clotting properly. Everything in his body shut down. He became unresponsive and the doctors said there was no hope.

Jerry died 3 days after going into the hospital.

Join us for our first annual 5K Road Race & Walkathon to raise awareness of Sepsis and save lives by educating the local community and health care professionals about the importance of early recognition and treatment of Sepsis. Sometimes called blood poisoning, sepsis is a toxic response to infection that can lead to multi-organ failure and death. Over 250,000 Americans die each year from sepsis.

There will be one 5K event which includes professional timing.

Race categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49,
50-59, 60 & up.

Prizes awarded to top 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall meant and women
and to top finisher in each age group.

Participants who register for the event by October 20th are guaranteed
a specially designed t-shirt.

For more information click here.

Booth Amphitheatre

8003 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518

919-462-2052

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Booth Amphitheatre is unlike any other venue in the area. Located among 14 acres of stately hardwoods and pines and beautifully situated next to Symphony Lake, our park has been described as truly magnificent! With the capacity for 7,000 people, patrons can enjoy a seat on our spacious lawn or specially designed crescent deck.

 

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