Pennington announces 5K benefit run, Doc's DASH

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Posted: Jul 9, 2014 12:52 PM by Russell Jones, Gabriela Chauvin
Updated: Jul 9, 2014 12:52 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: doc's dash, 5k run, pennington biomedical

BATON ROUGE - Pennington Biomedical Center announced plans to host a "Doc's DASH" 5K and fun run this fall in honor of "Doc" and Irene Pennington.

Organizers of the event said they want Doc's DASH to be an annual event to benefit Pennington.

"Doc's DASH and the events planned alongside it will provide an interactive, personalized health experience featuring some of the great research underway at Pennington Biomedical," said Cefalu.

The Penningtons donated $125 million to help found the biomedical center, one of the biggest academic nutritional research institution in the world.

Organizers said the run is also an homage to the "DASH Diet," a Pennington project they said was as the No. 1 healthy diet in America for four years.

The first run will take place on Sept. 27. More information about signing up can be found on the Doc's DASH website.

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