Sepsis Challenge: Stomp Out Sepsis Rochester 2017

Benefiting: Sepsis Alliance
Sep 10
Hosted by:Sepsis Alliance
September 10, 2017 at 10:00am to
Stony Creek Park - Eastwood Beach 4300 Main Park Road Washington, MI 48094
Goal: $15,000
$16,317 4 109% Complete

Event Details

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Online registration is now closed. You may register on Sunday beginning at 9am at Stony Creek Park for $40. We will accept cash, check or credit card.

The Stomp Out Sepsis Rochester 5K is part of the statewide Sepsis Challenge series, a sepsis awareness initiative in Michigan. It is a joint effort by Sepsis Alliance, and volunteer nurses from area health systems. Stomp Out Sepsis is held in memory of Renato Brancaleoni, who passed away from sepsis in 2015. The goal is to raise sepsis awareness in the community, and to raise funds to benefit Sepsis Alliance.

This year's Honorary Event Chair is Dr. Emanuel Rivers, an emergency medicine physician from Henry Ford Hospital. In 2001 Dr. Rivers pioneered research proving the short and long term benefits of early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. 

Eastwood Beach is complete with a children's play structure, sandy beach, and beautiful scenery, so bring the whole family to enjoy the day! Stollers and pets welcome. You may want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blankets, as seating will be limited. 

Event Details:

  • Registration is $30 through August 10 and includes your choice of a Stomp Out Sepsis t-shirt or sepsis super hero cape
  • Registration is $35 August 11 through August 31 and includes your choice of a Stomp Out Sepsis t-shirt or sepsis super hero cape
  • Registration is $35 September 1 through September 8 and includes a sepsis super hero cape, or t-shirt while supplies last
  • Registration is $40 on September 10 and includes a sepsis super hero cape
  • Day of registration and check-in will open at 9am
  • Light breakfast will be provided by Edwards Lifesciences beginning at 9am
  • The 5K will begin at 10am at Eastwood Beach
  • Following the 5K we will have lunch provided
  • Special musical performance by Docter Detroit! 

You can participate as an individual, or create a fundraising team to raise awareness and funds together!

For anyone who cannot attend but wishes to make a donation to support the cause, it is easy to do so. Just click "Make a Donation." You will be asked to enter the donation amount and payment information. All funds will go directly towards awareness programs implemented by Sepsis Alliance. 

Sponsorship opportunities: We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities for all levels of support. Please contact Sue at, or Maria at to find out more about becoming a sponsor. 

Note - Parking is $10 at Stony Creek Park - Get Directions


Sepsis and Sepsis Alliance 

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about the symptoms of sepsis, which kills 258,000 Americans each year.

Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease and cancer) taking more than 258,000 lives every year. There are more than 1.6 million cases of sepsis every year and survivors often face long-term effects post-sepsis, including amputations, anxiety, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, and more. Almost 60% of sepsis survivors experience worsened cognitive (mental) and/or physical function.

Sepsis Alliance is the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, dedicated to saving lives and reducing suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. A 501(c)(3) organization, Sepsis Alliance was founded by Dr. Carl Flatley after the sudden, unnecessary death of his daughter Erin to a disease he had never even heard of. Sepsis Alliance produces and distributes educational materials for patients, families and health providers on sepsis prevention, early recognition and treatment. The organization also offers support to patients, sepsis survivors, and family members through its website which receives more than 1 million visits each year. The organization founded Sepsis Awareness Month in 2011, and works with partners to host community outreach events across North America. Since Sepsis Alliance began its mission, sepsis awareness has increased almost threefold, from 19% to 55%. For more information on Sepsis Alliance, a GuideStar Gold-rated charity, please visit

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