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Unitedhealthcare to Present 21st Annual "Rip City Race for the Roses" Benefiting Albertina Kerr - 12/03/18


PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 3, 2018) – UnitedHealthcare will serve as title sponsor of the 21st annual Rip City Race for the Roses benefiting Albertina Kerr. The race on April 28, 2019, includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Nike-sponsored 1K kid-family run, all beginning and ending at the Rose Quarter. 

 

“Albertina Kerr’s work to empower Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers is remarkably valuable to our community’s health and well-being,” said Claire Verity, CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Pacific Northwest states. 

 

“We are pleased UnitedHealthcare is supporting the Rip City Race for the Roses for a second year,” said Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr. “This race is unique to Portland, and we want to continue this great tradition while adding elements that make it a ‘must run’ event. Partnerships with leading organizations like the Portland Trail Blazers and UnitedHealthcare make that possible.”

 

Online registration for runners and walkers is now open at www.RipCityRaceForTheRoses.org. Each registrant will receive an official race T-shirt and a medal for finishing the race. As an added bonus, registered racers will have access to special deals on Blazers tickets and Rose Quarter family shows. All proceeds directly support the programs and services provided by Albertina Kerr.

 

About Albertina Kerr
For over 111 years, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential.  For more information about Albertina Kerr, visit www.albertinakerr.org­­­ or follow us on Twitter @Albertina_Kerr or @RipCityRace.

 

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.


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