ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation and the Angiogenesis Foundation announce Keith Brantly, former U.S. Olympics Marathoner, will run in the Wound Reach Foundation OUCH! Race Friday April 25th, in Orlando, FL starting at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. Brantley will race four days after competing in the Boston Marathon. The OUCH! Race is a charity event convened by the Wound Reach Foundation to benefit people with wounds globally.
"I see how small, untreated wounds can quickly worsen, robbing an otherwise healthy person of their mobility and, potentially, even their life," said Brantley. "The reduced quality of life from lack of proper wound treatment and education is a world-wide epidemic. That's why I'm proud to support the Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation."
"As a nurse, I see problems with wounds in the U.S. My Haiti experiences showed me the global problem and I want to make a difference," said Dr. Barbara Bates-Jensen, Associate professor of Nursing at UCLA and President of the Foundation. "We work to improve community wound care and heal wounds worldwide. Conducting races makes sense, as movement is important to prevent and heal many wounds."
"This is the first race to generate public awareness about the problem of wound care," commented Dr. William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation and board member of the Wound Reach Foundation.
"We are also thrilled to present a grant to the Wound Healing Society Foundation for clinical wound research," states Bates-Jensen. Laura Parnell, Wound Healing Society Foundation President stated, "Our collaboration shows the clinical relevance and impact of an outreach program on patient care."
The Wound Reach Foundation will host the first Progressive OUCH! Race in Philadelphia, PA on August 24th, 2014.
About the Bates-Jensen Wound Reach Foundation:
The Wound Reach Foundation (www.woundreach.org) supports wound healing research, provides wound education to clinicians worldwide, and increases public awareness of the needs of persons with wounds to improve health. Support the Wound Reach Foundation: http://www.woundreach.org/index.php/donate.
About the Angiogenesis Foundation
The Angiogenesis Foundation (www.angio.org) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving global health through medicines, diet, and lifestyles based on angiogenesis, new blood vessel growth.
SOURCE The Angiogenesis Foundation