Medical students' annual Flintstone Challenge raises $12,000 for Flint Schools Fund
If you walked or ran in the May 3, 2015, Flintstone Challenge, race results are posted here. And if you want to know how much money you and your running/ walking cohorts helped to raise, check out The Flint Journal article here.
Bottom line? For the third consecutive year, The Flintstone Challenge raised more than $12,000 for Flint Classroom Support Fund, which provides money to pay for extra activities and supplies in Flint Community Schools. Teachers apply for the money as they would for a grant from another source. In the three years of its existence, the Flintstone Challenge has raised nearly $40,000.To see past projects that have been funded, check out our previous blog.
Three medical students from the Flint Campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine led the inaugural year in 2013. One, Amanda Winston MD, remains in Flint, completing her training in Hurley's Combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency Training Program.
During the second year (2014), med student Brian Tessler MD served as race chair. He also remains in Flint, completing his training in Hurley's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program.
During its third year (2015), many Hurley students, resident physicians, faculty, and staff participated, including Allison Schnepp MD (top right), a first-year pediatric resident who attended with her family, and Jennifer Bluhm (bottom right), of Hurley's medical library, who ran the race.