The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) is bringing its third-annual 5K, Natalie’s Run, to Memphis November 2 to honor the legacy of a University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions alumna. The 5K is named for Natalie Stovall Frady, who passed away in a car accident in 2016.
UTHSC is a platinum sponsor of the event, which will take place at Shelby Farms Park, 6903 Great View Drive North, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will be divided between the Natalie Stovall Frady Memorial Scholarship and the veteran’s organization, Carry the Load.
Stovall Frady, a 2005 graduate of the UTHSC Health Informatics and Information Management Program in the College of Health Professions, was the founder of the Stovall Foundation in honor of her late husband, who lost his life in Iraq. The Stovall Foundation is a non-profit organization created to support military families.
Stovall Frady was active in the Memphis Health Information Management Association and THIMA. After her death, she was awarded the Mississippi Distinguished Service Award, the highest civilian recognition awarded by the state.
“We are excited to have the race come to Memphis, where it will become an annual event,” said Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA, program director and professor in the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC. “Natalie means so much to her UTHSC HIIM and THIMA professional families. I am so excited about being part of this event every year and look forward to sharing time with Natalie’s family and friends.”
THIMA established the Natalie Stovall Frady Memorial Scholarship, which is given to veteran military service members from the United States Armed Forces and spouses of veterans or active duty military members. Recipients are given a one-time award of $1,000. Carry the Load is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 that “provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families.”
To register and or for more information about the race, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/NATALIESRUN. For information on donating to the Natalie Stovall Frady Scholarship Endowment, which was established at UTHSC last spring, please visit uthsc.edu/stovall-frady-give.