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2013 Steeplechase will benefit Palliative Care at Vandy Children's Hospital

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This year's Iroquois Steeplechase will raise funds to honor Middle Tennessee pediatricians and benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Palliative Care Program.

The Iroquois Steeplechase is held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville's Percy Warner Park.

"The Palliative Care Program provides intensive symptom management and support services to children and families facing life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses," said executive director of the Iroquois Steeplechase Libby Cheek. "This is a meaningful way for community members to not only recognize the wonderful work being done by our local pediatricians, but also to honor the lives of patients who have faced unfair illnesses that no child should ever go through."

With every $100 tax-deductible gift, one pediatrician will be acknowledged in the Iroquois race day program, and the Palliative Care Program receives a donation to further their work in providing patients and their families a place to hope and heal. Donations will be accepted through April 15, and can be made online at www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/pediatriciancircle or through the mail.

Dr. Scott Brooks, who practices in Franklin, TN, will serve as this year's grand honoree.

For more information on the 2013 Pediatrician's Circle and how you can donate, visit www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/pediatriciancircle.

The Iroquois Steeplechase was designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.  Vanderbilt has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds.

For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org or call (615) 591-2991.

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