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Knoxville Runners: College of Nursing’s Precious Prints Virtual 5K is October 18-25

For the eighth year in a row, UT’s Student Nurses Association will host its annual Sprint for the Prints 5K Run and Walk.

This virtual event will support the Precious Prints Project, which provides free fingerprint charms to families who have lost a child. The project aims at helping families channel their grief in a healthy, compassionate way.

UT nursing students manage the project in its entirety. They collect funds year-round to buy materials to produce the charms, and train nurses in area hospitals on obtaining fingerprints and caring for the families during their devastating loss.

Lynne Miller, an instructor in the College of Nursing and director of the Precious Prints Project, said that this race, while exciting and fun, is a way to ensure that funding will be available to continue providing this gift to families who experience the loss of a child.

“Sprint for the Prints is a time when participants remember the life of a precious child. Even though we cannot safely come together as an event on campus this year, the opportunity to honor these families and remember the children still remains our focus. Registration is very much appreciated by our students and the families we help, as we rely heavily on our community’s support,” Miller added.

The success of the program shows in its growth. Over 1090 pendants have been gifted to families.

Registration for the run is open online now. You can complete your 3.1 miles any time from October 18–25 anywhere you feel safe.

Click here for a flyer with more information: 2020 Sprint for the Prints Flyer

CONTACT:

Kara Clark (kmclark2@utk.edu, 865-974-9498)