Health and Medicine

Medical Students Organize Celebration of Wellness 5K

by Jalee Miller, first-year MU-COM student | Apr 14, 2015

Walk, run, or roll for a cause. Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) students have organized the Celebration of Wellness 5Kto raise money for Back On My Feet, a local organization looking to help homeless individuals get back on their feet through the discipline earned with running.

The event will kick off the WTHR Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration is available online until Tuesday, April 21.

Last year’s inaugural race included nearly 100 runners and walkers from the Indianapolis community and raised $2,000 for the Indianapolis chapter of Back On My Feet.

"This year we are looking to build on the success of last year’s race and reach 150 participants. We have improved the course and added a lot of prizes for runners including Indy Eleven and Indianapolis Indian Baseball tickets, a three-month free membership at the Community Healthplex Sports Club, and many more," says Nevin Vijayaraghavan, a first year medical student and one of the race organizers.

Marian University medical and nursing students will also be volunteering at the health and fitness expo where they will be performing health screenings. 

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