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Positive Impact for Kids 5K presented by Duke Health

Positive Impact for Kids 5K presented by Duke Health

December 2, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Southern Village Community Park
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

The Chapel Hill Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with Positive Impact for Kids to facilitate our second annual 5K (walk/run) fundraiser and Chase the Chief Fun Run for kids. All proceeds will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and UNC Children’s Hospital. 

Packet pick-up and race logistics will be emailed to you the week of November 27. You must register on or before 11/12/17 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Top prizes will be presented to the 5K first, second, and third place male and female by Fleet Feet and Omega Sports. The 5K will start at 1 pm and the fun run will start at 2:15 pm.  All pre-registered fun run participants will receive a prize.

The 5K will be professionally chip timed and managed by Cardinal Race Services. 

Our Mission

Positive Impact for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit striving to improve the hospital experience for children and teenagers receiving inpatient medical care in the United States. Leanne Joyce, the 18-year-old Founder & President raises funds to help hospital staff better meet the emotional and physical needs of their pediatric patients. We provide hospitals with appropriate distraction and tools for education and socialization. Common hospital requests include: iPad minis, gaming systems, laptops and gift cards. Our goal is to decrease the hospitalized children’s pain and anxiety while increasing their self-esteem. Positive Impact for Kids is funded through private contributions, fundraisers and grants. We operate on a minimal annual budget. This non-profit has oversight by a non-paid and voluntary board of directors.


Leanne Joyce, founder of Positive Impact for Kids, donates items to hospitals across the Country.