Run N Tri - Donation - December 2013

GULFPORT, Miss – Run-N-Tri hosted the annual “Thumbs Up for Bill” 5k race on Saturday, November 23 in Gulfport and helped raise $6,010 for the “Thumbs Up for Bill” Oncology Fund at the Memorial Hospital Foundation.  This race, now in its 3rd year, was the most successful to date.

The “Thumbs Up for Bill” 5k race is held each year in memory of Dr. William “Bill” Gasparrini, an avid runner who passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer.  Proceeds from the race benefit Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “Thumbs Up for Bill” Oncology Fund, which assists special-needs cancer patients at the hospital with medications, transportation, medical equipment, and nutritional supplements.

About Run-N-Tri  Opened in August 2009 in Gulfport, MS and December 2011 in Mobile, AL, Run-N-Tri Company is a local business specializing in running, walking, and triathlon shoes, gear, and apparel. We offer triathlon coaching, host race events like 5k’s, 10k’s, and triathlons, conduct various free training events, hold a From Couch to 5k program several times a year, and more! We carry top of the line athletic shoes for your best performance. We offer various widths, can accommodate customers who require two different shoes sizes, and can order special shoes by request.  For more information, visit

The mission of the Memorial Hospital Foundation is to assist Memorial in “building a better Memorial.” In particular, to develop philanthropic support for Memorial and to generate a high level of community understanding and involvement in Memorial’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Anyone wishing to donate to this fund can do so by contacting Sandra Jordan, Memorial Hospital Foundation Donor Marketing Specialist at (228) 865-3419 or