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Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon Raised $150,000 for Charities

– Check presentation ceremony Friday, January 30 –

The December 2014 Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon raised $150,000 for charity, including the hosting organization Mercy Project, along with local charities Scotty’s House and Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Backpack Program.

“This annual event symbolizes our commitment to improving the overall health of the people in our community, and it provides funds for charities serving children throughout Bryan/College Station,” said Jason Jennings, president, Scott & White Healthcare – College Station Region. “We are honored to be a partner in this effort.”

In 2013, the Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon chose Scotty’s House and Brazos Valley Food Bank to be the remaining two local charities to benefit from the race. The race committed to donating up to $50,000 of the race proceeds, collected after expenses, to be split between the two charities. With the help of local sponsors and each runner involved with the race Scotty’s House and Brazos Valley Food Bank will each receive $25,000. All remaining proceeds will benefit Mercy Project, the hosting non-profit organization responsible for the development and execution of the marathon.

Mercy Project is a non-profit organization in Bryan/College Station, working to eradicate child slavery in Ghana through economic development. With funds raised in part by the Baylor Scott & White BCS Marathon, Mercy Project has rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated 46 formerly trafficked children back into their families. Mercy Project plans to rescue another 20-40 children this year.

“This marathon began with the dream of helping a single children’s charity. To know that we have now raised more than $500,000 for a total of eight local children’s charities in just four years is just incredible,” said Chris Field, race director and CEO of Mercy Project.

“Not only are we supporting local charities, we’re supporting the economic wellness of the community,” said Jennings. “With almost 5,000 runners from all over the world, this highly-rated event also provides a platform to showcase the community.”

Applications for 2015 charity partners are now being accepted at bcsmarathon.com. The 2015 race day is scheduled Dec. 13.

Join us for a reception and check presentation.

Friday, January 30, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Scott & White Hospital – 700 Scott & White Drive, Bryan Auditorium, 5th Floor, College Station, TX.

Remarks at 4 p.m., refreshments will be provided.

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