Join the movement to help provide urgent life saving medical care to people who need it most by participating in our virtual 5K!
We are the student-run University of Rochester Doctors Without Borders Student Chapter. Our club mission is to raise awareness of the value of humanitarian aid, specifically to the field work of Doctors Without Borders (DWB), to educate students about global health issues and the international response to those issues, and to engage the student population in fundraising that supports the work of DWB. With your participation and generous donations, our chapter will be closer to achieving our $500 fundraising goal for the year!
Why a virtual 5K?
The purpose of the Run Without Borders challenge is for students to run/walk in solidarity with the thousands of Doctors Without Borders patients worldwide who unfortunately must walk long distances to access lifesaving medical treatment. We also want to use this challenge as an opportunity to teach the campus community about the global impact of DWB.
On an international level, DWB provides impartial and immediate emergency aid to marginalized patients in response to conflicts, disasters and epidemics. The organization’s activities around the world include basic health care, surgery, vaccination and treatment of certain illnesses that pose serious public health problems. By participating in the 5K, we hope that students are able to spread awareness regarding the work of DWB in eradicating racial, religious, and gender associated barriers to healthcare.
Sunday, October 18 at 8:00am to 8:00pmVirtual Event