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Elite Runner Uta Pippig Joins 2007 Running Field to Support Bellin Hospital

Green Bay, WI, June 9, 2007

Elite runner Uta Pippig, Founder and President of Take The Magic Step, LLC and Take The Magic Step® health and fitness program, returns to Green Bay this weekend to participate in the 2007 Bellin Run. Bellin, now in its 31st year, is the nation’s sixth-largest 10K race and contributes financial and community support to Bellin Hospital, including the Bellin School of Nursing, and its scholarship fund. The Run begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, and is expected to draw a record 11,000+ participants, attracting many of the world’s elite runners year after year.

Although Uta has won the world’s top marathons multiple times and participated in two Olympics, she still considers the Bellin among her favorite events, due to its focus on the improvement of health and the value of community. These values are also at the core of Uta’s Take the Magic Step, LLC and Take the Magic Step Health and Fitness Programs.

For Uta, this year’s race holds particular significance, personally and professionally.

“With the formal launch in the past year of our philanthropic organization, Take The Magic Step, LLC, Bellin resonates in an entirely new way for me. I’ve always loved how this race has maintained its connection to its community and how that connection has in turn fostered a broad support base for Bellin Hospital.”

Uta is participating in the Bellin Run to draw attention to the importance of improved health through strong community, a purpose and mission shared by both the Bellin Run and Take The Magic Step.

Uta Pippig is a three-time Boston Marathon champion, three-time Berlin Marathon champion and two-time Olympian. She is also on the Board of Advisors of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab, which was created to invent ideas and technology solutions to improve health in people as they age. She developed Take The Magic Step, a trademarked health and fitness program for corporations, organizations, government and similar entities, which helps people achieve healthy living goals. In the past year, she also established, and heads, Take The Magic Step, LLC, a philanthropically focused corporation.

Michael Draznin
Michael Draznin Consulting
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