Thank you for your interest in the Spring for CommunityCare 2015 race!
The 3rd annual Spring for CommunityCare 5K Run/3K Walk will take place on April 11, 2015. As a collaborative event between members of the Toledo community and student organizations at the UT Medical School, Spring for CommunityCare benefits local uninsured individuals.
SIGN UP for this race at Active.com, CLICK HERE
Registration from 8:30-9:15am
Race starts at 9:30am
History of the Race
Our first race took place on March 30th, 2013, held by the CommunityCare Clinics and the Toledo chapter of the American Medical Association. With 142 participants our first year, Spring for CommunityCare raised over $2000 for our free clinics! All of these proceeds go toward the cost of medications and medical care for uninsured and underinsured people in our community.
Learn more about the CommunityCare Clinics:
The University of Toledo CommunityCare Clinics (CCC) is an interdisciplinary, student-run organization established to deliver free quality health care to the underserved populations in the Toledo Community.
The primary goals of the CCC is to provide free quality health care to the underserved, raise health care awareness in the Toledo Community while affording its volunteers the opportunity to discover societal issues, practice principles of public health in an interdisciplinary fashion, and to affect a positive change in the Greater Toledo Area. The CCC constantly strives to improve our impact in the community.
We aim to enrich the educational experience for volunteers both inside and outside of clinic. The CCC facilitates a unique experience that places students from different health science disciplines such as medicine, pharmacy, and physician assistant in a dynamic, collaborative, clinical setting. The CCC also organizes supplementary workshops at the new Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) to practice physical exam and other clinical skills.
MILDRED BAYER CLINIC FOR THE HOMELESS
Originally established in 1992 through the joint efforts of the Neighborhood Health Association and volunteer health professionals, students, and physicians, this clinic provides free health care to the homeless population of Toledo. During its rich 20 year history, Mildred Bayer has seen over 2,000 patients and been recognized by the City of Toledo for its contribution to the community.
COMMUNITYCARE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
2150 South Byrne Road, Toledo, Ohio 43614, open Thursdays 6-8pm
In 2010, the CCC began providing free, comprehensive healthcare services to the under-insured of Toledo. In 2011, the clinic provided service to nearly 1,000 patients. In March 2013, the clinic moved to its current location at CedarCreek Church. With the move the clinic has expanded services even farther to include physical therapy, respiratory therapy, HIV testing and more. With the support of local healthcare providers and generous donations from the community, we are able to offer services and most medications at no cost.
COMMUNITYCARE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC
2150 South Byrne Road, Toledo, Ohio 43614, by appointment only
In March 2013, we opened the Community Care Women’s Health Clinic to better serve the needs of our female patients. Our volunteer physician is Board certified in Ob/Gyn and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Services provided at the Community Care Women’s Health Clinic include on-site pap smears, pelvic exams, and general women’s wellness exams.
Learn more about the American Medical Association:
Founded in 1847, the American Medical Association (AMA) is the most respected and politically active national organization representing the interests of medical students, residents, physicians, and patients. Nearly 240,000 medical students, residents, and physicians are members of the AMA. We represent medical practice in different regions, specialties, and offer diverse points of view. The AMA encompasses all aspect of medicine, and derives its stance on various medical issues from the voices of its members. The AMA plays an influential role in affecting health care as well as legislative policy. The organization addresses current and future problems in healthcare, develops governing rules for physicians nationwide, and provides expert advice to policy makers.
The AMA-MSS (Medical Student Section) is composed of nearly 50,000 medical student peers, making it the largest and most influential medical student organization in the country. Not only does it bring student issues to the AMA House of Delegates, but the MSS also serves as the voice of students on all AMA policies and political action initiatives. The AMA-MSS plays an important role in guiding medical education and accreditation.
Nearly 70% of medical students at the UT Medical School are members of the AMA-MSS, making it the largest student organization on campus. Not only do we bring national health care initiatives to students and local community, we also:
1) advocate the proactive involvement of medical students in the development of national health care policies;
2) provide students with the opportunity to be involved and network nationally;
3) engage students in the local community;
4) help students develop and fine hone their leadership abilities.