GlobeMed is a national network of college students that foster a relationship and support a particular area of need in the world. The University of Rochester chapter of GlobeMed was approved for final SA Recognition earlier this academic year and has been thriving ever since. The group has partnered with the Peruvian aid organization Kallpa Iquitos to help provide resources in Iquitos, Peru. In addition, GlobeMed seeks to raise awareness of global issues on campus through various programs and events throughout the year. Each weekly meeting focuses on current global health issues and allows members to learn while brainstorming for fundraisers and events.
This Sunday (4/15), GlobeMed has organized Corre con Kallpa. This 5k run begins at the Genesee Valley Park Round House at 10am. Registration is $15 up until the day of the race, when it increases to $22 with all proceeds going to Kallpa Iquitos. Groups of 5 or more runners can register for only $15 per runner. A bonus: the first 100 registrants will receive a free reusable water bottle! Registration can either be done this week in Wilson Commons with flex or online at http://medvedrunwalk.com/.
How can I get involved with GlobeMed
Even though membership applications won’t be available until the fall, interested members can like the GlobeMed Facebook page or sign up for their mailing list on the CCC.