Get out, get healthy, get involved.

Get active and support the community in one of many great upcoming walks.

Along with the first cool fronts and perfect outdoor weather, fall brings many health-related walks, runs and races to the region. To foster awareness and support our communities, UTMB Health sponsors or is involved in many of these events. We’d like to invite our students, faculty, staff and community to participate. It’s a great opportunity to get outdoors, get some exercise and fresh air, and spend time with your colleagues, family and friends—all for a great cause. If you would like to join a UTMB Health team or learn more about these events, please visit the links or contact one of the team coordinators listed below.

Help find a cure and raise awareness!

SEPT. 13, 2014
The Press Run

Hosted by the Galveston County Daily News
Sponsored by UTMB Health and supporting Newspapers in Education
UTMB employee & family discount code: UTMBXPR025
Contact Brandi Dyess at

 Press Run: Sept. 13, 2014 
SEPT. 14, 2014
Tour De Pink 2014

Pink Ribbons Treat Cancer Project (UTMB sponsored). Only bike ride in Texas that benefited the fight against breast cancer. Family oriented with routes as short as 12 miles to as long as 100 miles. The event was on the Prairie View A&M University campus.
Contact or

Tour de Pink
SEPT. 20, 2014
Cruisin’ to Recovery

Celebrate prevention & respect recovery
Sponsored in part by the UTMB Center for Addiction Research and UTMB Family Medicine. Kempner Park & Garten Verein on Galveston Island

Cruisin'2 Recovery
SEPT. 27, 2014

Shrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run/1K Kid Run

Benefiting the Justin David Hughes Fund at
UTMB Health.
Part of Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
(Sept. 26–28)
Galveston’s Downtown Entertainment District

 Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
OCT. 4, 2014
Stop, Drop and Roll (Blocker Burn Unit)

Proceeds go toward assisting burn survivors and their families.
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Blocker Burn Unit Fun Run
OCT. 4, 2014

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Downtown Houston
Sponsored by UTMB Health
Walk, run, sleep in, or just donate for the cure. Join UTMB's team, the Walking Wonders, at this fun event for a great cause.
Contact Susan Stephensen for details at
409-747-1935 or

Walking Wonders
OCT. 10, 2014
Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament

A fun, innovative way to raise money for student scholarships for nursing DNP and PhD scholarships.
Galveston Country Club
14228 Stewart Road, Galveston, Texas
Online registration available
Contact: Farmer, Joan

20th Annual Salute to Nursing Golf Tournament
OCT. 11, 2014
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer's
Stewart Beach Pavilion
201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550
UTMB Health team contact: Tamara Strowbridge or 409-772-6898

 Walk to End Alzheimer's
OCT. 18, 2014
Bike Around the Bay

Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas
Benefiting the Galveston Bay Foundation
Sponsored by UTMB Health

 Bike Around the Bay
OCT. 18, 2014

D’Feet Breast Cancer Walk

Moody Gardens, Galveston
Sponsored by UTMB Health
D'Feet Breast Cancer, Inc., is a grass-roots, all-volunteer organization which provides mammograms to more than 800 uninsured and underserved Galveston County women ages 40 to 64. Early registration deadline is Sept 1.
more info]

D'feet Breast Cancer
OCT. 25, 2014
Fifth Annual Step Up Walk Fundraiser

Greater Clear Lake Families Exploring Down Syndrome
Walter Hall Park, League City

Step UP for Down Syndrome
NOV. 1, 2014

Bay Area Heart Walk

Kemah Boardwalk
Sponsored by UTMB Health
Join a UTMB Health team
Emergency Services - Valerie Brumfield
UTMB Heart & Soul Cardiac - Nikki Williams
UTMB Radical Interventions - Jennifer Geer
UTMB Health - Annette Macias-Hoag

Heart Walk

NOV. 1, 2014

Bay Area Walk to Stop Diabetes

ADA Community Walk
Walter Hall Park in League City
Registration at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.,
walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

 Diabetes Walk


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