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Saturday, April 10, 2010

OHSU Hill For Humanity Run-April 17 from 9:30 AM - Sign up Sheet

Dear classmates and colleagues,

If you participated in the Hills for Humanity run last year, we raised over $1500 for the Cascadia Garlington Behavioral Health Clinic, which serves 500 people with addiction and mental health issues.

This year, we are back on Saturday, April 17th with a new route through Marquam Nature Park that spends almost the entire time on the trails and will be much more clearly marked than last year's.

We are dedicating the Sixth Annual Hills for Humanity Trail Run & Hike to the late Dr. William "Bill" Connor, who was instrumental in expanding the trails on which we'll be running and hiking in order to connect OHSU to the larger Marquam Nature Park/Council Crest/Forest Park system of woodlands. We will donate all proceeds to the Wallace Medical Concern and the Southwest Community Health Clinic, two resources for local low-income uninsured patients. Dr. Connor volunteered tirelessly at the former clinic, and OHSU medical students continue to help patients at both clinics to this day.

Please consider signing up to run, hike, or volunteer again this year! To register, either send in the attached form or go to our online registration site, which also has more information. Got questions? Email me back at moorkath@ohsu.edu for some answers.

Just like last year, we will have awards for the winners and a prize drawing after the race. We'll also have free massages, coffee, and snacks on site, not to mention a great t-shirt and lots of appreciation for your help.

We know that this is the same day as the PA Kickball tournament

Thanks again,

Alicia Friend
Anuj Khattar
Chris Denton
Dawn Pruett
Kate Moore Wolpert

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