“September to Remember” 5k run/walk to benefit Shriners Hospital


“I walk, run, I live normally because of Shriners.” – Sarah Garcia.

Guam – This year’s September to remember 2k/5k run/walk/wheel is happening tomorrow(Sat.) at the Acanta in Tumon to commemorate the tragedies of 9/11.

Proceeds will benefit the Shriners Hospital for children in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Shriners Hospital offers a wide range of quality care for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. They offer world-class doctors who specialize in bone, joint, and muscle conditions that affect children. The hospital in Honolulu also extends its services to children on Guam.

“Shriners does come twice a year which is January or February or July or August. And they come twice a year and they provide care at no cost to the family,” said Shriners Physician Liaison Assistant Genese Que.

Sarah Garcia has personally benefited from the services that Shriners offers. Garcia was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of eleven. Garcia says the surgery that the Shriners hospital performed on her literally changed her life for the better.

“Today I’m 23 years old. I have my own wedding business that I take photos for tourists and locals alike. I go to school. I’m a normal human being. You don’t even see a bump on my back [like] back then when I was 16. I have two rods on my spine. I walk, run, I live normally because of Shriners,” said Garcia.

Showtime is at 5:30am and go time is at 6am. You can still register on the morning of the race. The run will begin and end at the Acanta in Tumon.