UM Global Grizzlies Host Auction, Race to Raise Funds for Cameroon Trip

March 27, 2014

MISSOULA – Ten pre-health professions students at the University of Montana will host an auction and race in April to raise funds for a summer medical-volunteering trip to Mamfe, Cameroon, in Africa.

The students are part of Global Grizzlies, a group based out of the UM Davidson Honors College. Every summer since 2008, Global Grizzlies members have embarked on an international service-learning program in which students combine their classroom education with real-world experiences.

The auction will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 3720 N. Reserve St. in Missoula. Tickets cost $25 for singles, $40 for couples or $20 for a student. Tickets include dinner and one drink. They can be purchased at The Source in the University Center or from Global Grizzlies members.

The tie-dye themed “Run or Dye” 5K and 1-mile kid’s race will be held Sunday, April 27, at McCormick Park in Missoula. The 5K begins at 10 a.m. and will continue along the Kim Williams Trail, and the one-mile kid’s race will begin at 10:45 a.m., also along the trail. There will be prizes for podium finishers, and participants who register by Wednesday, April 9, will receive a special draw-string bag. Registration costs $10 for the 5K and $7 for the 1-mile. Runners can register online at http://www.active.com/missoula-mt/running/distance-running-races/run-or-dye-2014.

For more information call Global Grizzlies member Andrew Pasek at 406-794-9140 or email andrew.pasek@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Andrew Pasek, UM Global Grizzlies member, 406-794-9140, andrew.pasek@umontana.edu.