UBC medical students support Hope Air at Run for Rural Medicine

219 UBC medical students running for Hope Air

This past Saturday, March 10, the students at UBC Faculty of Medicine participated in the Run for Rural Medicine in support of Hope Air.

2018 marks the fifth year in a row UBC medical students chose to invest in rural health by raising funds for Hope Air. British Columbia is our busiest province, and many of the students that ran on race day will someday treat Hope Air patients. These future doctors are important advocates for Hope Air's cause: equal access to healthcare. We're grateful for their support, as well as their hard work spent organizing the event!

Hope Air CEO Doug Keller-Hobson made the trip to Vancouver to join the 219 enthusiastic runners. Here are some of his experiences.

Perfect race day: clear and crisp. The runners warm up at Jericho Beach.
Warmup at Jericho Beach, Vancouver

Our CEO Doug is ready to go.
Doug at the start line

And they're off!
Race start

Post-run, Doug meets run organizers Lindsay and Kathleen. Big thanks to these devoted students for all of their effort!
R4RM organizers and Doug

What a great turnout of first-year students!
First year medical students

Run complete. Thanks to all 219 students that participated in this unique event! See you next year.


Posted on: Mar 12 2018