26th Annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk coming May 22

FLINT — On May 22, the Genesee County Medical Society Alliance, the Pi Delta Chapter STTI Nursing Honor Society and Sovita Credit Union will be hosting the 26th Annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic (GCFMC).

Runners, walkers, and supporters of the GCFMC will meet at the Mott Community College Events Center located at 1401 E. Court St. at 8:30 a.m. for registration and a 9:01 a.m. start time.

There will be refreshments, a silent auction, and awards to overall and male/female masters and the top three finishers in each age group. This year’s master of ceremony will be Executive Board President, Allen F. Turcke, MD.

The event is grateful to have the ongoing support from the sponsors highlighted in the brochure attached. Many of the clinic’s other healthcare partners will be present to support the event with socially distanced services if possible.

The Genesee County Free Medical Clinic is as an integral part of the community and continues to be an important resource and partner in helping the underserved low-income population in Genesee County. The clinic has established a legacy of healthcare to the uninsured in need of immediate assistance with medical care and medications after being discharged from the hospital/ER while applying for Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion and other products of the Affordable Care Act.

This initiative plays an essential role in avoiding costly visits to ER and provides a patient-friendly path to a primary healthcare provider. GCFMC does not receive any federal funding and depends solely on the volunteer and financial support from hospitals, businesses, foundations, private individuals and our signature Healing Hands event.

Stacey Doyle, Executive Director, says “The 26th Healing Hands 5k Walk/Run brings in approximately 1/3 of the funds to operate the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic (GCFMC). The clinic provides free primary medical care to patients who aren’t not insured or underserved in Genesee County. By providing primary care to our patients we empower them to be proactive about their health and it helps keep our local emergency rooms focus on their purpose.

“The GCFMC is not State Funded and relies on its local partnerships with the medical and business community to provide volunteers and donations to operate the clinic. It takes many hands working together to provide healing for the patients of Genesee County.”

We invite the community to join our many healthcare partners in supporting the 26th Annual Healing Hands Run/Walk impacting our underserved and uninsured Genesee County Patients.

Participants can register online at www.gcfmc.org/race-registration. For sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Stacey Doyle, Executive Director of GCFMC, at 810-235-4211 or stacey@gcfmc.org.