Photo Release: Loma Linda University Medical Center physician runs LA Marathon, raises funds in support of infertility
LOMA LINDA, CA – March 19, 2012 – Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) physician, John Norian, M.D., ran the Honda Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18. Although Dr. Norian, a fertility specialist at LLUMC Center for Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization, did not cross the finish line under his goal of four hours, he did complete the 26.2 mile race in four hours and 42 minutes. “The last nine miles were really painful,” Norian admitted, “but the support I received was amazing.” Dr. Norian raised over $3,000 for the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation–a registered non-profit national organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. He exceeded his fundraising goal of $2,500. “Through this marathon journey, I learned of three family members who have struggled with fertility. My first cousin in Massachusetts underwent seven rounds of IVF and ultimately ended up adopting a child from Taiwan. I would never have learned about these stories without having gone through this.” In the photo, Dr. Norian was all smiles along Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, despite having already run 17 miles.
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Loma Linda University Medical Center’s comprehensive health system includes the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, LLUMC – East Campus, Behavioral Medicine Center, Heart and Surgical Hospital, and physician clinics. LLUMC is widely respected as a health care leader and is known for its pioneering and cutting-edge work in such areas as organ transplants, proton treatment for cancers, cardiac care, physical rehabilitation, acute pediatric and adult care, as well as treatments for chemical dependence and other behavioral disorders. LLUMC is the largest and only Level 1 trauma Center in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono counties, which covers over 40,000 square miles in Southern California. With a total of 974 beds, the Loma Linda University Health System includes the only children’s hospital in the region. Loma Linda University Medical Center sees over 30,000 inpatients and about 750,000 outpatient visits a year.