5k run will support international aid organization

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    Students will have the opportunity to support an international aid organization through Race to Heal on Saturday.

    The race is a 5K run supporting Doctors Without Borders, a nonprofit organization. Fundraisers such as Race to Heal provide health professionals in Doctors Without Borders with funding to purchase medicine and medical equipment necessary to care for patients in the nearly 60 countries they serve in, according to the organization’s website.

    The race will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the University Recreation Center, and a fundraiser at Red Cactus will follow.

    According to the organization’s website, Doctors Without Borders provides aid to help victims of epidemics, malnutrition, war or natural disasters. Doctors Without Borders is neutral and acts independently of religious, political or military agendas.

    All proceeds from both events will go directly to Doctors Without Borders.

    Students for Doctors Without Borders

    5K Race to Heal

    When: Saturday 10 a.m.

    Where: University Recreation Center

    Cost: $15

    Prizes include an iPod Nano

    Fundraiser at Red Cactus following the race

    Students can register at sign-up tables around campus by e-mailing sdwb5k@gmail.com or by texting their names and e-mail addresses to 817-308-4319.