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Upcoming run to benefit Mid-South Hospital

(WMC-TV) - Proceeds from an upcoming Mid-South run will help a local hospital.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is hosting its 9th annual 5k and family walk October 12th.

Jasper Matthews, 4, is the honorary chairperson of the 2013 run.

Back in December 2011, Jasper was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The infection damaged several areas of his brain and for weeks doctors did not know if he would see, hear, or move again. After surgery, doctors discovered he lost his hearing. LeBonheur helped him and his family afford hearing implants.

Jasper's mother is encouraging residents to attend the race.

"It's an amazing race. There's a walk and a run, a huge costume party, and kids get to wear their costumes," stated mother Rebecca Matthews.

Both runners, walkers, and parents with strollers are invited to the event.

Here a quick summary of the event:

  • Race starts at 1000 Ridgeway Loop
  • Saturday, October 12th
  • Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under (all race day registrations are $25)
  • Begins at 9:00 a.m.

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