Race Oct. 7 to raise funds for UT CommunityCare Clinics

October 4, 2016 | Events, Medicine and Life Sciences, UT Health



Join The University of Toledo CommunityCare Clinics for the annual fall crawl Friday, Oct. 7.

The race will take place on the University’s Health Science Campus. Registration will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The 5K run/3K walk will start at 8:30 p.m.

web 5k flyerFALLelectronicfinUT’s CommunityCare Clinics are run by students in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Richard Paat, the founding physician and volunteer faculty member. The clinic provides care for anyone who does not have health insurance or who has partial insurance.

Saloni Mathur, UT medical student, said, “It is critical to raise funds to cover the clinics’ cost because the clinic is free; we provide all our services with no cost to any patients. We are helping a population that is very much in need.”

At the event, there will be free health screenings, including blood pressure, glucose and body mass index. Participation in the race is not necessary to receive health screenings.

“The clinic is very important to students. It is a great place for students to work directly with physicians and pharmacists,” Mathur said. “It reminds us why we are in medical school and why we truly love what we do,” Mathur said.

The cost to run or walk in the race is $25. All proceeds will benefit the UT CommunityCare Clinics.

For more information about the event, go to race2utcommunitycare.org.