A Q&A with Lynnie Meyer, Norton Healthcare senior vice president and chief development Officer
This is the fourth year for Norton Children’s Hospital Splash ’n‘ Dash Walk/Run. This event has seen incredible growth since its inception, most notably with last year’s transition to the new Waterfront Park location. Organizers expect a great turnout this year. Norton Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Lynnie Meyer took time to share the details about the upcoming event.
What to Expect
Participants have the option of walking or running the 5K and 1K courses. The courses take participants through a water-filled obstacle in which they go through a slip ’n‘ slide, over a 3-foot or 5-foot wall and maneuver the rest of the course as volunteers and physicians spray them with water. Participants will also encounter bubbles and foam on the courses, and fire departments will be on-hand to help spray participants.
Who is Helping
This year, we estimate more than 1,000 participants with a goal of 1,500 participants. More than 300 volunteers help make this race possible. Our 5K sponsor is Pine Tree Mechanical, and our 1K sponsors are Akins Co. and Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers.
The Impact it Makes
Splash ‘n’ Dash is one of the most fun family events the Children’s Hospital Foundation hosts. It offers families an opportunity to make some great memories, all while supporting the patients of Norton Children’s Hospital and honoring the memory of former patient, Max Gilpin.
In three years, we have raised $80,000 benefiting nearly every department and service line, and all funds raised will benefit Norton Children’s Hospital. Participants get to designate the funds to a specific area of their choice within Norton Children’s Hospital, whether that be the cancer unit, NICU, etc. VT
Norton Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run
8 a.m. Registration opens
9 a.m. 5K begins
10 a.m. 1K begins
Waterfront Park’s Big Four Lawn