CommunityCare Clinic 5K to support care to underserved April 11

April 6, 2015 | Events, Medicine and Life Sciences, UT Health
By Aimee Portala



The University of Toledo’s Spring for CommunityCare 5K Run/3K Walk will take place Saturday, April 11.

All proceeds benefit UT’s CommunityCare Clinics, which provide free health care to the uninsured and underserved in the greater Toledo area.

The clinics, which are run by UT medical, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy students, deliver care at the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless, 2101 Jefferson Ave., and the CommunityCare Free Medical Clinic, which includes the CommunityCare Women’s Health Clinic at 2150 S. Byrne Road.

Check-in will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in front of Mulford Library on UT’s Health Science Campus, and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Free health screenings also will be offered at the race; these will include blood pressure, glucose, BMI and more. Race participation is not necessary to receive health screenings.

“Over the past two years, the Spring for CommunityCare 5K Run/3K Walk has registered more than 250 participants to support our student-run CommunityCare Clinics,” said Sudipa Biswas, a first-year medical student and director of this year’s event. “Events like the 5K and the tremendous support from members of the community allow the continued growth of the clinics as well as the medical supplies and tools necessary to provide health care to those in need.”

Register at utcommunitycare.org/race in advance for $23 until Friday, April 10, or day of the race for $25. Details and a map will be emailed upon registration.

For more information about the CommunityCare Clinics and the race, visit utcommunitycare.org or contact race@utcommunitycare.org.