Novo Nordisk’s Support of Human Growth Foundation 5K Virtual Event Benefits Kids with Growth Disorders

Top Quote Novo Nordisk becomes the Silver Sponsor of the Virtual 5K Run & Walk for Kids' Growth. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) June 06, 2020 - The Human Growth Foundation (HGF) announces today that Novo Nordisk is the Silver Sponsor of the HGF Virtual 5K Run & Walk for Kids' Growth. The charitable event will be June 6-13, 2020.

    HGF changed the annual race and fun walk to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, anyone, any age, in any location, has the opportunity to help kids with rare growth disorders and stay active during these times of confinement.

    “Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company,” says HGF executive director Patricia Costa. “We are grateful to have their support during these challenging times.”

    The sponsorship will make it possible for HGF to increase awareness of childhood growth disorders and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, the aid will allow for more training for Growth Specialists and education for Healthcare Providers, as well as more support to adults with growth disorders.

    “We encourage everyone to participate in this virtual event – by doing so, you will help a child with growth disorders reach new heights,” says Costa.

    “This sponsorship means more stability for these families in need of our help,” she adds.

    Registration for the HGF 5K Run & Walk is $0-$15. Each registration will receive a medal shipped directly to them for their participation.

    For more information about HGF's virtual 5K Run & Walk for Kids' Growth, please visit For information about childhood growth disorders, visit

    About the Human Growth Foundation:
    The Human Growth Foundation (HGF) was founded in 1965 and is the oldest nonprofit organization of its kind. HGF serves as a global leader in endocrine research, education, patient advocacy, and support for children with disorders of growth and bone, as well as adults with growth hormone deficiency. For more information about HGF, visit

    About Novo Nordisk:
    Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession, and society. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 22,750 employees in 79 countries and markets its products in 179 countries. For more information, please visit

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