06/28/2020 @ 8:00 am

Rho Smile Train Tri
Sprint Triathlon
Wake Forest, NC
Title Sponsor


Rho Announces Fifth Year as Smile Train Triathlon Title Sponsor

The RTP-based Contract Research Organization will continue to show its support at the charity’s 13th annual event in Wake Forest
Research Triangle Park, NC  ̶  February 17, 2020  ̶  Rho, an RTP-based full-service contract research organization (CRO) focused on bringing new products to market through a complete range of product development services, today announced it is the 2020 Title Sponsor of the 13th annual Smile Train Triathlon, taking place Sunday, June 28 in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This is the fifth year in a row that Rho will be the title sponsor for the event.
“Rho is extremely proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Smile Train Triathlon,” said Laura Helms Reece, CEO, Rho. “Our family’s personal experience with cleft lip and palate, as well as Rho’s core focus on improving health, extending life and enhancing quality of life through corporate and research excellence, is why our company has supported and participated in this event the past five years.  Our team is proud to play a small part in providing life-changing surgery to children all over the world.”
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate.  However, millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts continue to have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides the training and funding needed to empower local doctors in more than 85 developing countries to provide 100 percent free cleft repair surgery in their communities.
“We are thrilled to have Rho’s support once again to help further our mission of providing life-changing surgery to those suffering from cleft lip and palate," said Nancy Meredith, race director, Smile Train Triathlon. “This year’s theme is ‘Lucky 13,’ and we want to make it the best event in the history of the race. Our participants come from all over the state – as well as Virginia, Maryland, and other nearby states – to continue to show their support for the cause and enjoy the triathlon course we have laid out over the last 13 years.”
The 13th annual Rho Smile Train Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 28, at 8 a.m. in the Heritage community of Wake Forest, North Carolina. The event is a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned race, comprised of a 250-yard pool swim, 12-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Since 2008, the race has generated over $320,000 in donations, with race organizers hoping to reach $340,000 this year. 
For more information about the Rho Smile Train Triathlon, please visit fsseries.com.  Visit www.rhoworld.com to learn more about Rho.
About Rho
Rho, a privately held, contract research organization (CRO) located in Research Triangle Park, NC, provides a full range of clinical research services across the entire drug development process. For more than 35 years, Rho has been a trusted partner to some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as academic and government organizations. Our commitment to excellence, our innovative technologies, and our therapeutic expertise accelerate time to market, maximize returns on investment, and lead to an exceptional customer experience. Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. www.rhoworld.com
About FS Series
FS Series is a complete event-production, timing and scoring solutions company for any size event. FS has produced over 300 events and scored more than 500 races in 12 years providing accurate, fast and comprehensive results for any size event. Using the most current RFID technology, FS Series produces competitor results LIVE for quick and easy online access.
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