TACKLE TRAUMA 2024
Run/Walk a 5K and Support Trauma Education
Join the Tackle Trauma 5K Race and Fundraiser to Make a Life-Changing Impact!
Arizona Trauma Association’s Tackle Trauma (TM) isn’t just another race; it’s your opportunity to be part of a transformative movement. Here’s why you should be a vital part of this event:
A Call to Action for a Serious Public Health Issue: Trauma isn’t just an issue; it’s a crisis. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults up to age 46, resulting in lifelong suffering and placing a substantial economic burden on our healthcare system. This is a public health emergency that demands our attention.
Empower Trauma Care: By participating in this annual fundraiser, you become an agent of change. Your involvement helps provide crucial support to trauma care, research, and education. Together, we can make a real impact on the lives affected by trauma.
Location Choices: Join us in Tempe, AZ, at the stunning Kiwanis Park, or choose the virtual option if you can’t be there in person. Our commitment to the cause knows no boundaries.
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024
Start Time: 8 AM, but arrive early to register and meet your neighbors!
Location: Kiwanis Park, 95 W. Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
Calling All Volunteers: If you can’t run but want to make a difference, become a volunteer and support this crucial cause. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!
Spread the Word: Share this event with your friends, family, and community. Our collective effort can help reduce fatalities, create a safer world, and alleviate the suffering caused by trauma.
Be the Change: Register now for the Tackle Trauma 5K Race and Fundraiser. You’re not just signing up for a race; you’re signing up to save lives, reduce suffering, and improve the well-being of our great state. This is your chance to make a profound impact.
Why Your Participation in Tackle Trauma Matters
Trauma is a critical issue in the United States. Here’s some additional vital information that underscores the importance of your involvement:
In the United States:
- Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45.
- It’s the fourth leading cause of death overall across all ages.
- Nearly 40,000 lives are lost to homicide and suicide each year.
- In 2001, over 30,000 suicides were reported.
Motor Vehicle Crashes:
- In 2005, there were a staggering 43,443 deaths and 2.7 million injuries due to motor vehicle crashes in the US.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
- TBI is the single largest cause of death from injury in the United States.
- Annually, approximately 1,000,000 people in the US suffer from TBI.
- Of these, 230,000 require hospitalization, and 50,000 lose their lives (comprising one-third of all trauma deaths).
- A staggering 80,000 to 90,000 individuals live with long-term disability due to TBI.
- Over 5 million people in the US are living with disabilities resulting from TBI, with an estimated cost exceeding $37.8 billion each year.
Your support helps address these pressing issues, save lives, reduce suffering, and contribute to a safer and healthier Arizona. Sign up today to be a part of this change, and together, let’s tackle trauma and build a better future for all.REGISTER HERE