About This Event
All the money we raise from the Katie McBurnett 5K will be used to purchase Cough Buddy animals for Riley Hospital for Children, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent, Columbus Regional Hospital and Kings Daughters Hospital. Katie received a Cough Buddy while she was at Riley, but they no longer distrubute them; because of this, we want to get the bears back into the arms of kids who need them.
From the Cough Buddy website: “‘Cough Buddy™’ is a specially designed post-operative pillow with a firm, yet flexible back to serve as a splint for the patient’s incision. Our pillow was created to help patients cough and deep breathe after open heart, thoracic, abdominal, or bariatric surgery. After surgical procedures, recovering patients must perform both of these procedures to avoid respiratory complications, such as pneumonia. Cough Buddy™ provides the support a patient needs and minimizes the pain of therapy. “Cough Buddy™” has proven to be a great comfort if a patient suffers from post-operative depression. He becomes a very special gift and a wonderful tool to help them through their surgery.”
Proceeds will also help fund the Katie McBurnett Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded in the spring.
Additional Location Information
Official address of our location (for Google Maps, GPS, etc.) 50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.
Parking will be available in the Cummins Corporate Office Building parking lot, across Lindsey Street from Mill Race Park, where the race will take place.
From the North
Take I-65 southbound to Exit 68, State Road 46 East. Take 46 until you get to downtown Columbus. Cross the red bridge, and turn left onto Brown Street. Turn left into the parking lot. Registration will be across Lindsey Street.
From the South
Take I-65 north to Exit 68, State Road 46 East. Take 46 until you get to downtown Columbus. Cross the red bridge, and turn left onto Brown Street. Turn left into the parking lot. Registration will be across Lindsey Street.
From the East
Take State Road 46 East into Columbus. Continue on 25th Street to Washington Street. Turn left onto Washington. Turn right at 10th Street, follow the roundabout to the second exit, and turn left into the parking lot. Registration will be across Lindsey Street.