A 5K for healing

Members of Project HEAL to host 5K Jan. 15 to raise funds for annual international health outreach trips

Members of Project HEAL, an interdisciplinary team of UF health care students and professionals, invite the Gainesville community to participate in the 5K for HEALing fundraising event Sunday, Jan. 15.

The race will begin 8:30 a.m. at the Southwest Recreation Center parking lot. Registration is $15 until Wednesday, Jan. 11 and $20 afterward. The first 200 registrants will receive free T-shirts.

All proceeds go toward the purchase of medical supplies the UF team will use to care for patients in Ecuador.

HEAL stands for health, education and learning which represents the philosophy of the team’s mission to provide acute and preventative care and public health education to Ecuadorian citizens.

For more information, contact Sophia Habibi at shabibi@ufl.edu.