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UT’s College of Nursing will hold the fourth annual Sprint for the Prints 5K run and walk at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, in Circle Park.

The race will benefit the college’s Student Nurses Association’s philanthropy, the Precious Prints Project. The project provides a sterling silver fingerprint charm to families in area hospitals who are grieving the loss of a child.

Precious Prints charm“This year we have several teams running to honor the memory of a special child that is no longer with them,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the Precious Prints Project. “We are humbled to have the opportunity to provide this opportunity as well as to raise the funds needed to continue and expand this project.”

Since its creation in 2011, the project has supported more than 350 families.

Registration is $30 for adults and free for children ten and younger. If participants choose to register the morning of the race, payment by cash or check are accepted. Participants may also create and join teams, sponsor other participants, and donate directly to the cause.

Free food, prizes, and music will be provided. The event is stroller- and dog-friendly.

Partners for the Precious Prints Project include East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Parkwest Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Tennova Health Care, and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.


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