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KAISER PERMANENTE RENEWS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF NAPA VALLEY MARATHON FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS

October 4, 2011 – Napa, CA – Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers renewed their title
sponsorship with the 26.2-mile road race, extending the partnership for
another three years, through 2015.  Since joining as partners in 2006, Kaiser Permanente and the Napa Valley Marathon have presented the marathon that has built a reputation as a runner’s race by paying attention to detail. Part of that attention has included many Kaiser Permanente staff who have taken part in the race, both as medical volunteers and as runners.

"Many diseases dogging today's America are optional, a result of poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Kaiser Permanente's edge over other medical organizations has always been their pro-active preventive care approach to health. The marathon is delighted to continue with Kaiser on the long run toward a more fit America," stated Napa Valley Marathon Board Chairman, Richard Benyo.

Said Dr. Steven Stricker, Physician In Charge of the Vallejo Kaiser Permanente:
"Supporting the Napa Valley Marathon is part of our Mission: to increase the health of individuals and communities. Nothing will make you healthier faster than a regular running program. If you don't believe me, join me at the 5K race on marathon morning at 8:00 at Vintage High School, or marvel at the fitness of the runners as they cross the marathon finish line."

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