As future physicians,
we strive for healthy communities.
We aim to bring the community together to promote healthy lifestyles. Every year we donate our proceeds to a local community organization as one way to meet our goal of connecting with the community and promoting health. This year, proceeds will benefit Yakima Rotary Food Bank a “primarily volunteer-run organization seeking to provide the highest quality and quantity of food to those seeking our assistance”.
This event has become a way for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) students to thank the greater Yakima area by providing a family friendly, healthy and safe activity while raising funds to donate to local organizations that support the health and well-being of the Yakima area.
This annual event gives PNWU medical students the opportunity to engage the community in healthier activities, since the Yakima county health statistics for obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other indicators lag behind the rest of the state. In addition to a 5K Fun Run and Walk, a concurrent Health Fair will be composed of booths from PNWU student clubs as well as local organizations.
Previous Run For Your Life events have donated thousands of dollars to local charities to help improve our community.