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Run in the Second Annual Heel-to-Heal 5K on
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. and
support the GW Healing Clinic!

The GW Healing Clinic will host its Second Annual Heel-to-Heal 5K walk/ run on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the C&O Canal Tow Path in Georgetown, next to 33rd Street.  Check-in starts at 9am and the race begins at 10am.

Last year, over 100 people participated and raised $27,000. “We are excited to establish a tradition with the 5K event this year," says Paul Kline, co-director of the clinic. "Besides being a lot of fun, the proceeds benefit underserved and underinsured patients in the Washington, DC area. We are hoping that these funds will enable us to open another clinic this year."

The GW Healing Clinic is an entirely student run effort that affords students the opportunity to more fully engage in our community. Fundraising is now more important than ever as it will help sustain our clinic at Bread for the City and support our efforts to open a new site.

Help us reach our goals for this school year of:

  • Opening a second clinic site to serve more patients and students alike
  • Increasing our community presence and outreach by bringing healthcare services directly to the areas that need them most
  • Continuing our partnership with the GW Public Service Commission and providing free preventative health screenings throughout the underserved communities of the Washington, DC area.

We welcome all walkers and runners, especially those from the GW community and their families and friends.  Our event is a medical costume race, so get creative and have fun! Check our our flickr page to see some of the great costumes from our 2012 Heel-to-Heal 5K.

We have several fabulous prizes for best costumes and for top fundraisers including Step 1 courses from DIT or Kaplan, a one-night's stay at the Fairmont and dinner for two at Juniper. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a bed and breakfast stay at the Ritz-Carlton.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

The GW Healing Clinic would like to thank our biggest donors: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., Doctors in Training, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Uber and Kaplan.

Doctors in Training is offering Step 1 courses.

Doctors in Training

The Fairmont, Washington DC, Georgetown is offering a one night stay and dinner for two at Juniper.

Fairmont Washington DC

Kaplan is offering Step 1 courses.

Kaplan Medical

UBER is offering $5 to The GW Healing Clinic for each new rider who signs up below.