SAN DIEGO -- June 24, 1999 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) will host the third annual Qualcomm Cross Country Run/Hike on Sunday, June 27, 1999 at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego. The event was developed to raise awareness and provide education on child abuse and domestic violence. Proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Center for Child Protection, a domestic violence and child abuse program.
Event day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and will be followed by a 7.4 mile "extreme run" on the Mission Trails hills at 7:30 a.m., a 3.2 mile trail run for beginning to competitive runners at 9 a.m. and a 3.2 mile hike at 9:05 a.m. Following the event, participants can attend a health awareness expo, with free health screenings and information on nutrition and fitness, and a complimentary healthy picnic.
"Increasing awareness of domestic violence and child abuse is a priority for Qualcomm," said Ellie Glaser, senior manager of community affairs for Qualcomm. "According to the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, one out of every four households is affected by these problems, and we believe that change needs to begin with open communication. We are proud to be able to provide the education needed to make a positive impact in our community."
"Qualcomm's support allows us to continue expanding our Center and assisting individuals and families in moving towards a safe beginning," said David Gillig, senior vice president and executive director of Children's Hospital Foundation. "By recognizing the problem of domestic violence and child abuse, we can begin to improve the learning process and communication of its resolution."
Sponsors for the Qualcomm Cross Country Run/Hike include the San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego Chargers, HealthSouth, Manpower Temporary Agency, Premier Food Services, Cisco Systems, Sato Travel and San Diego Padres.
Qualcomm also sponsors "Solutions to Family Violence," a call-in radio program airing Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. on KFMB 760 AM. This program is co-hosted by Dave Cohen, senior public information officer, San Diego Police Department, and Casey Gwinn, San Diego City Attorney.
For information on event registration or to volunteer, contact Elite Racing, Inc. at (858) 450-6510.
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