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Pediatric Critical Care Walkathon


By: Lisa Gundy, Practice Administrator for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

“My son was too young to remember his time in Pediatric Critical Care (although we as parents will never forget it). What George knows is that he was very sick but that there was a team of doctors, nurses, and support staff who cared for him around the clock until he was better,” says Zachary Cecil, Manager of Accounts Payable at Indiana University Health. “The Walkathon is a chance for our family to remember and be thankful for the Riley team that took care of all of us through such a difficult time. It’s a wonderful event that offers families like ours as well as those still in care a fun and joyful outlet surrounded by the Riley family.”

The 4th Annual Pediatric Critical Care Walkathon gives patients, families, faculty and staff on an opportunity to work together towards one common goal—working to support the Pediatric Critical Care team here at Indiana University School of Medicine. Zachary Cecil describes his family’s thoughts on the Walkathon, “The event itself is one of my family’s favorite times of the year. The children are already asking about when the next walk is. They absolutely love it and are starting to understand the importance of the event and what it stands for as they grow older.”

Join the Pediatric Critical Care Walkathon:

  • Saturday, June 8
  • Check-In between 8 am – 9 am in the lobby of the Riley Simon Family Tower
  • Not a walker? No worries! Sleep-In option available &­­ donations accepted
  • 5k walk is optional
  • Games for the kiddos
  • Sport team mascots
  • Face Painters
  • Register at

Come join the Cecil family and many others as we celebrate the lives of those no longer with us and enjoy the company of the critical care kiddos during a fun-filled morning for all!!!

The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ashley Dummer

Ashley Dummer is a Communications Specialist in the Department of Pediatrics. She has worked in Pediatrics since graduating with her degree from Indiana University.