March 23: Perpetual Health 6.4 Mile Bike Ride Fundraiser for HOME Clinic

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Date/Time
03/23/2013
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
John A. Burns School of Medicine


 


THE ROUTE IS PICTURED, UPPER LEFT.

Perpetual Health is an organization second-year medical student Huy Do launched when he was in college at the University of California-Irvine to raise awareness and support for Free Clinics of the Western Region. Now, he’s hoping to continue his love for biking and community healthcare services for the HOME (Homeless Outreach & Medical Education) Project at The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The ride will begin and finish at JABSOM Kaka`ako on March 23, 2013. The route (6.4 miles) should only take about 40 minutes.

Anyone can help volunteer as a bike rider – faculty, family members, students, public.

Money will be aimed at donations through JABSOM affiliated students, faculty, and family members. Depending on what the donor wants to donate, we will represent them differently, in a very creative way on T-shirts. Here’s the plan:

$1 – donor’s name will be placed on a shirt in list form with his or her quote

$5 – 1/8 of a shirt will be taken up with donor’s name and quote

$10 – a quarter of a shirt + quote + picture

$15 – half of a shirt + quote + picture

$25 or more – an entire shirt + quote + picture

bikelogo.huyIn addition to name recognition (if the donor chooses to) – we will also put any quote relating to something/someone a person is thankful for or relating to medicine, JABSOM, or health and fitness. People who donate $10 or more can have a picture to go along with their quote. Pictures can be sent through email, and money can be cash or check made out to the University of Hawai`i Foundation with “Hawai`i HOME Project” in the memo line.  All proceeds will go to HOME Clinic. For information and to sign up, donate or volunteer, contact Huy Doh at doh@hawaii.edu.

The schedule for the ride on March 23 is:

9:00  – Cyclists gather, go over safety rules, inspect bikes, provide some snacks and hydration

10:00 – Start of bike ride

11:00 – End of bike ride (overestimating)

11:00 – 12:00 – Final words, congratulations, thanks to the volunteers.

The goal is to promote and raise public awareness about the service free clinics provide to the community. There is also a secondary emphasis on healthy lifestyle through exercise, biking being one of them. The ultimate goal is to continue this as a tradition in subsequent years, growing in number and interest. Huy Do hopes to expand it to local business and somehow achieve sponsorship for an annual event in the future. “Hopefully we can also get pre-meds involved in this and create a club at UH to continue the legacy, and provide a bridge for undergraduates and medical students,” said Do.

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