Mimi’s Run 5K- 3.1 Miles For Love, Health & Charity

The UVA Health Foundation, Trump Winery and Race Director Jamie Schwartz are proud to announce the inaugural Mimi’s Run 5K to raise money for research and treatment at the UVA Heart and Vascular Center.

This race takes place at beautiful Trump Winery in Charlottesville on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Every dollar raised through “Mimi’s Run” will go directly to the UVA Heart and Vascular Center, contributing to their efforts to discover new and better medications and therapies for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. By helping our local hospital, we can impact the health of patients around the world. Please see website for additional information and registration.Logo

Race Contact: Jamie Schwartz

Email: mimsrun5k@gmail.com; Phone: (434) 989-6715

Mimi’s Run 5K will take place Saturday, May 17th, at beautiful Trump Winery in Charlottesville, VA. Featuring almost 1,300 acres of breathtaking scenery, Trump Winery is situated in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail.

Race day will be a fun family event with refreshments, music and the beautiful winery and its surroundings. Walkers and children are all welcome and there will be many great giveaways and prizes for participants.

To register for this event or for more information about sponsorship opportunities visit www.mimisrun5k.com.

“Mimi’s Run began as a humble way to honor my mother Mimi Schwartz, who passed away in 2013 from Takayasu Arteritis, a very rare form of vasculitis,” said Race Director and Founder Jamie Schwartz. “To best honor her memory, we are aiming to support those like her who are living and struggling with cardiovascular issues right here in our community.”

Every dollar raised through “Mimi’s Run” will contribute to efforts to discover new and better ways to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. “The funds raised will be allocated to a promising and energetic team of researchers who will begin research on an area of vascular disease that especially affects women,” said Dr. Brian Annex, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at UVA. “The UVA Heart and Vascular Center has some of the most respected and highly skilled cardiologists and heart and vascular surgeons in the field. Their expertise and ongoing commitment to research and discovery allows them to treat all patients, even those with the most complex conditions.”

As the first charitable event to directly benefit the UVA Heart and Vascular Center, Mimi’s Run 5K is hoping to raise money from race registrations, sponsorships and donations to directly fund research of cardiovascular disease, which leads to the death of over 600,000 people each year in the U.S.

UVA Health System is an academic health system that includes a 604-bed hospital, the UVA School of Medicine, a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. UVA is recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors.