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TEEN TO RUN 200 MILES - THE EQUIVALENT OF 7 1/2 MARATHONS, FOR CHOC
January 16, 2007

WHAT: Jesse Zweig, an 18-year-old from Orange County, will run 200 miles – the equivalent of approximately 7 ½ marathons, nonstop for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). His goal is to raise $20,000 in pledges for the hospital and to complete the course in less than two days.

WHEN: Start time is Thursday, January 18th at 2:30 p.m. Jesse hopes to finish the feat on Saturday, January 20th.

WHERE: The route begins at El Toro High School, 25255 Toledo Way, in Lake Forest. Jesse and his crew will meet in the parking lot on Serrano.

The course ends at Jesse's home, located on Chestnutwood in Lake Forest.

Media interested in tracking Jesse during his 200-mile run, can contact one of the following crew members: Mike (Jesse's father), 949-859-4011; Nate, 949-235-8623; or Kai, 949-294-1179.

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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