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Please join Seminole Alliance for World Health (SAWH) on February 15th, 2020 for a 5k Walk/Run benefiting the Tallahassee Haiti Medical Team (THMT), a local nonprofit organization addressing the medical needs of Campeche-Dumay, Haiti. By participating in this race, you will be directly contributing to the THMT and the lives they impact. Whether you're walking the whole thing or plan on sprinting it all, come help us contribute to this cause. In the spirit of Valentines day, there will be chocolate kisses other chocolate treats, and a number of awesome prizes from our sponsors. All race proceeds go directly toward clinic costs required to continue our mission in Haiti. Have some fun, show your support, and make a global impact. Register today!
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W. Jefferson St road closure
Florida State University - Integration Statue (91 N Woodward Avenue)
Parking: Follow the loop around to park at the Woodward Parking Garage
Bathrooms: located at the Union and HCB Building
Packet Pick-up: Starting at 7:00am on race day
Overall Award: Kinetix 3-month membership
Top 3 Males and Females in 5-deep age groups will receive an award:
Haitian Art and Crafts
Alumni Hall Gifts
Capital Lanes Bowling
& Rock Gym Passes
The country of Haiti boasts vibrant culture and a unique history along with stunning ocean views and mountainous terrain, though unfortunately, it also has a very weak healthcare system. Roughly 40% of the population lacks access to basic medical care, with children suffering the brunt of the neglect. Government spending on healthcare is low and still relies heavily on international funding to sustain existing medical practices, which have been severely damaged due to recent natural disasters and poor upkeep. SAWH has chosen to partner with THMT to host this 5k as part of our mission to promote health care globally.
What is The Tallahassee Haiti Medical Team:
Tallahassee Haiti Medical Team (THMT) is a local 501c3 non-profit, which has focused on providing primary healthcare to members of low-income villages for more than 9 years. It is a grass-roots, volunteer-based group that works directly with partners in Haiti to send medical teams to the rural village of Campeche-Dumay. The teams hold week long, intensive clinics between two and three times a year based on volunteer ability, and has served upwards of 15,000 patients. The teams are composed entirely of volunteer medical professionals and students. Local residents rely on TMHT for everything from checkups to treatment for serious medical issues. THMT also offers health education courses and water purification for residents. Additionally, THMT has established an electronic medical record system which allows the clinic to keep patients records; approximately 5,000 patients have already been registered.
What will the funds raised at Kisses for Haiti do?
The funds raised through donations and registrations for the 5k will directly benefit THMT and the local clinic by supporting the purchase of medication to stock the clinic, as the medical team has exclusive access to discounted pharmaceuticals through certain providers. The acquisition of medicine is one of the building blocks of a successful clinic, as patients cannot be treated without the proper prescriptions. The funds will also go towards purchasing and maintaining medical equipment in the clinic for more comprehensive and thorough examination of patients. In addition, proceeds will also assist in referring critical patients. While the clinic’s main focus is primary care, THMT refers severe cases to better equipped hospitals in the city. Proceeds from Kisses for Haiti will be used to assist in the transportation and treatment of these more critical cases.
All participants will be entered to win:
Peterbrooke Chocolatier Chocolate Basket
Ology Brewery Raffle Basket
9round Kickboxing Fitness 10 Free Sessions
(4) Madison Social Gift Certificates
(2) Capital City Barbell 30 day pass and introduction to powerlifting class
(3) Killearn Lakes Taekwondo 30 day passes for Jazzercise
Barefoot Campus Outfitter Raffle Basket
Sweat Therapy Fitness Raffle Basket
(2) Hangar 38 Game Cards
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