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Glow Run benefits community concussion testing

Glow Run benefits community concussion testing

King’s Daughters Orthopaedics Marshall Orthopaedics are calling all runners and walkers to light up the night for its July 28 Glow Run 5K to benefit concussion testing.

Proceeds from the run, which begins at 9 p.m., will go to community concussion testing for local athletes.

“We want everyone to come out and have fun,” said sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D.

This family event is designed for those of all ages and athletic abilities. Although it is not timed, runners and walkers are welcome to join in for a fun evening filled with glow shirts, glow paints, black lights and more!
Register today at bit.ly/KDGlowRun

About concussion
Concussion is one of the most serious and prevalent medical problems facing high school athletes. As part of its ImPACT Program, King’s Daughters offers free baseline testing to high school and college athletes.

The testing provides information regarding the severity of injury and a standard for evaluating recovery. Although concussion is a common injury, it is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Baseline testing allows physicians to establish a starting point for each athlete, which allows them to diagnose changes to brain function, reaction time, vision, motor skills and balance.

ImPACT can help take the guesswork out of concussion management and promote safe return-to-play decisions.

Testing is offered for high-impact athletes at universities and high schools including Paul G. Blazer, Russell, Boyd County, Fairview, Elliott County, East Carter, West Carter, Ironton, South Point, Rock Hill, Dawson Bryant and Kentucky Christian University.

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