PRLog - May 31, 2012 - MACOMB, Mich. -- Macomb, MI – With support from sponsors like GraMedica®, innovator of life-changing foot and ankle products, students at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine hosted the second annual “Heal the Stride” 5K Run/Walk and Variety Show. Taking place on Saturday, May 19, 2012, the event raised nearly $4,300 for the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project, the charity determined by the podiatric students.
Barry School of Podiatric Medicine "Heal the Stride” 5K Run/Walk
Beginning at the Barry School of Podiatric Medicine, 80 participants assisted and/or made the stride around the campus. Following the race was a student Variety Show which included performances ranging from a martial arts demonstration to cultural dance performances and musical instrumental solos and duets.
The Yucatan project is an ongoing humanitarian effort which provides indigent crippled children from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico with medical care. This project was founded in 1996 by Dr. Charles Southerland, DPM, FACFAS, professor of podiatric medicine and surgery for the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Southerland noted that he is “very proud of the efforts of the Class of 2014 and 2015 to raise funds for the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project. The participation of students, faculty, staff, and community residents in the 5K Run/Walk is greatly appreciated. This will go a long way in helping us heal many more crippled children.”
GraMedica® was a Silver Sponsor for the event. “As a company we take pride in giving back to the profession. Being able to support the students of Barry with their efforts towards meaningful causes such at the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project is in-line with what we stand for as a company,” said Dr. Michael E. Graham, President and Founder of GraMedica®.”
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