PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin's women's lacrosse team ran in the "Changed for Life" 5K to raise money and awareness for the Shriners Hospital for Children, this past Saturday, Oct. 6. The funds raised at the event helped a local family who has had two of their three children receive outstanding medical care from Shriners Hospital.
Sophomore Sammi Reiter finished second in the 19-29 female division and 15th overall with a time of 25:53. Freshman Katherine Pauletti won the 14-18 age division and 16th overall with a time of 25:57.
"We were so happy to be able to show our support for a local family," head coach Emily Mason said. "Hopefully the proceeds of the race were able to offset some of their medical costs. It is really important for our teams to find ways to be contributing members of the community."
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and other special health care needs are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.