Student run free-clinic to host fundraising 5K this weekend

Tara Tran, Staff Reporter

This Saturday, April 19, the Student-Run Free Clinic will be hosting the “Break Out of the Bubble!” 5K Run/Walk to raise money to continue to operate the free, bi-monthly acute care medical clinic. The clinic is run and staffed solely by graduate students and volunteers of Case Western Reserve University. The SRFC seeks to make a difference through three core pillars: to serve, to learn and to collaborate.

First year CWRU School of Medicine student Matt Bauer is the co-vice director of the Student-Run Free Clinic. He has been a key player in planning the 5K. The clinic received a Macy Foundation Grant, which is set to expire in June. Bauer’s position in the clinic has focused primarily on fundraising, especially in order to raise enough money to continue functioning in the future without the grant.

Those interested can register online or the day of starting at 7:30 a.m. The first 150 people that register will receive free t-shirts. More information is available online on the SRFC’s website.