Ohioans Sponsors Run ‘4’ Rory Fundraiser
Ohioans Home Healthcare was one of the sponsors of the second annual Run ‘4’ Rory Race and Fun Run on June 8 in Perrysburg’s Woodlands Park.
The benefit for The American Heart Association is a family-friendly event that includes music, a vendor expo, free games and entertainment for children. The day features a 4-mile timed run, followed by a 2-mile walk and kids fun run.
Rory Yoakum is a child born with a congenital heart defect known as pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, which causes hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Due to one of Rory’s valves never developing, the right side of his heart never grew.
Just four of every 100,000 children are born with this defect, which typically means a child has several open-heart surgeries to create a single ventricle system. Rory has been able to maintain a two-ventricle system after receiving support from organizations such as the American Heart Association. Such innovations allow children like Rory to live a life that was previously never thought possible.
Run ‘4’ Rory is using the money raised in the event to fund new initiatives to support families in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan that have been impacted by congenital heart disease. Specifically, the funding helps provide for a heart defect support network, education, and infant CPR kits.
The event is a natural philanthropic event for Ohioans, which offers home healthcare services for all ages, including children. We believe that offering care for children in the home promotes family bonding while supporting growth and development. For more information about Ohioans, call us at 855.600.0806 or contact us online.