Inaugural WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5K

On Oct. 4, 2014, National Ostomy Awareness Day, WannaWearOne takes its ostomy awareness efforts to the community for the Inaugural WannaWearOne Ostomy AWEARness 5K.

When Oct 04, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Omega Sports, 8200 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 1021 Durham, NC 27713 (near Southpoint Mall)
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Contact Phone 919-966-7146
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WannaWearOne, the ostomy awareness group founded by nurses at UNC Hospitals, has raised ostomy awareness in 2010 and 2013. Both campaigns were held within UNC Hospitals, with nurses, physicians, and staff participating by wearing ostomy pouches for 3 days. This year WannaWearOne takes ostomy awareness to a new level with the WannaWearOne Ostomy Awareness 5K

Held on a USATF-certified course on the American Tobacco Trail, this race is the first in the nation to support ostomy patients. All proceeds will go directly to the United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA) to help strengthen ostomy support groups nationwide and promote community ostomy education, empathy and awareness.

As with WannaWearOne's previous campaigns, participants will have the option of wearing an ostomy pouch during the event. An ostomy pouching company will donate ostomy pouches to be placed in every participant’s race bag. All participants are encouraged to wear the pouch during the race. There will also be a special race category for the ostomate (person living with an ostomy), and a silent auction will be hosted on race day. 

Lara Leininger,  BSN, RN, a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse in the Surgery Service at UNC Hospitals, has teamed up with Angela Richardson, a CWOCN at Duke Health Care, and Doug Yakich, media specialist from the United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA), to organize the race. Please join them for this special - and one-of-a-kind - event. 

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