Elementary School Kids Prepare to 'Run for Relay'

Arnett C. Lines Elementary School kids will participate in a 5K or 1 mile run to benefit Relay for Life.


The kids of , a children’s running club at will participate in a special run called “Run for Relay” to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

The run will be held on the campus of Arnett C. Lines elementary on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m. and will include one, two and three mile course options. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

of Barrington is the sponsor of the running club and the event as part of the practice’s initiative to teach children about the important role nutrition and exercise play in building strong bones and avoiding childhood fractures.

According to James R. Seeds MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at MBJ, “We saw ‘Lines on the Run’ and the “Run for Relay” as a perfect opportunity to get involved in teaching children the importance of good nutrition and living an active lifestyle. It’s a great way to encourage kids participate in bone-building activities – such as running – while following safe practices to avoid injuries. We also love to help raise funds for a wonderful organization – the American Cancer Society.”

As part of the sponsorship, children in the running club earned a “Lines on the Run” t-shirt donated by the Midwest Bone & Joint institute after attending five running club practices.

“The t-shirts have become a real badge of honor for the kids. They all want to earn their shirt so they can wear it to school – and they love coming to run in the morning.” said Laura Horak, a volunteer Mom for the "Lines on the Run” program.

The Institute has also donated metals for all children who complete the run as well as cow bells that spectators can purchase to cheer on the kids. All proceeds from the bells will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The Midwest Bone & Joint Institute has served the Barrington, Algonquin, Elgin and Geneva areas for over 30 years. Dr. Seeds is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and was fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the renowned American Sports Medicine Institute (Birmingham, AL).

For more information about Dr. Seeds or the Midwest Bone & Joint Institute, visit www.midwestbonejoint.com.


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