Oct. 16, 2017

Boston Run For The Warriors® supports wounded service members, veterans and families

ASA and Hope For The Warriors® host 5K run/walk


Newswise — BOSTON – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, beginning at the historic Boston Common. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting and marks ASA’s eighth consecutive year of sponsorship.

All proceeds from the Boston race will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families.

“ASA has a rich history of supporting the safety and welfare of our nation’s veterans and their families,” said ASA President Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D. “Run For The Warriors has become an ongoing part of the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue providing veterans and service members with the support they have earned and deserve.”

The Run For The Warriors race series gives wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue running or walking to assist in their physical and emotional rehabilitation. Registration is $40 with special pricing for service members. The event will end with an awards ceremony to honor local wounded heroes and families of the fallen, and provide a time to remember those who have served our country in the line of duty.

“Hope For The Warriors is proud of our many long-standing successful partnerships that allow us to restore a sense of self, family, and hope to military families nationwide,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “We are grateful to the American Society of Anesthesiologists for their involvement in our national Run For The Warriors series.”

To register for the Boston Run For The Warriors, please visit


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.


For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit Join the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES17.


Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 165 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebook or Twitter.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists  

Theresa Hill

Public Relations Director

O: (847) 268-9246

C: (773) 330-5273

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LaSandra Cooper

Senior Public Relations ManagerO: (847) 268-9106

[email protected]Ashley Pekic

Public Relations AssociateO: (847) 268-9222

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Hope For The Warriors®

Erin McCloskey

(336) 207-5222

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