Donut Run: The Joint Sponsors Krispy Kreme Challenge
The Joint Chiropractic joined the thousands who participated in the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge to support UNC Children's Hospital, helping the hospital continue to cater to the needs of sick and injured children and their families.
The hospital's mission is to provide the highest quality care to patients from each of the hundred counties in North Carolina regardless of a family's ability to pay for medical services.
The Joint North Raleigh was a sponsor for the event, which brought out about 7000 participants who took on "the challenge": Run 2.5 miles from University of North Carolina to Krispy Kreme, eat a dozen donuts (about 2400 calories), and then ran back -- within one hour's time.
"This is a great opportunity for the community to show their support for the UNC Children's Hospital," said Dr. Todd Wegerski, a chiropractor at The Joint.
Through 2016, the event had reportedly generated about $1.1 million. Monies raised from the fundraiser help fund additional equipment and support services necessary to provide exceptional care and makes possible some of the innovative programs that aid in the treatment and care of children suffering from a wide range of illnesses.
The hospital also gives patients the chance to just be kids by playing on the two-story play atrium or participating in a variety of on-site activities. In addition, the hospital has the state's only fully accredited hospital school, which keeps patients from kindergarten to 12th grade on top of their studies.