Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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New Orleans, Louisiana OUCH! Race Series

 5K Fun Run/Walk  

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 6:30 am

New Orleans, LA

REGISTRATION IS $35                               CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This event will be held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care.  The 30th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, hosted at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 (General Information 504-561-1234)

The Hyatt Regency a block away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome where the New Orleans Saints play

Each participant receives an OUCH! Race Series T-shirt, runner bib number, finishers ribbon and refreshments.

WOUND REACH INFORMATION

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID "OUCH!"? 

Most of us don't think anything of small, everyday injuries – that's because these injuries or wounds usually heal without any problems. However, many wounds don't heal properly. Sometimes it's the type of wound. Wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers from chronic venous or artery disease, bedsores, traumatic injuries and even surgical wounds may not heal. The problems are a lack of knowledge about how to diagnose & treat wounds and lack of access (funding) to proper therapies, medical technologies and trained wound-care professionals. The result is millions of untreated and mistreated patients each year.

How big is the wound problem? It is a silent epidemic.

In developed countries, 1-2% of the population will experience a chronic wound during their lifetime and in the U.S. chronic wounds affect 6.5 million patients. 7 million people in the U.S. are affected by venous leg ulcers and the rate of recurrence for venous ulcers is almost 70%.   And that is just Chronic Wounds.

The Wound Reach Foundation is providing more knowledge and more access for more people.  We believe we can improve wound care globally with increased public awareness, expanded knowledge, enhanced care and support for research to improve wound care.

Please help us achieve that goal by participating in the OUCH Race Series.

For more information visit www.woundreach.org

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