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WVU Student Organization Holds 'Run for Cover' 5K to Benefit Bartlett House

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Some students at West Virginia University ran for cover Sunday, but not from the rain.

They participated in a 5k race and all proceeds went straight to the Bartlett House in Morgantown.

Sammie Smith is a second year Med School student at WVU and participated in the race.

"I work with our family medicine interest group for students and we actually do medical outreach at the Bartlett House and also with meals, aside from medical outreach, we try to do nourishment," said Smith. "Any way we can incorporate the school of medicine with the Bartlett House we always try to."

The student group, American Medical Women Association, puts on the event each year.

The WVU program volunteers with the Bartlett House and said it allows them to learn from their experiences.

President of AMWA, Nicole Shocknor, said the group is not just for women.

"We do have men in our group. We're not just a specific women's group," said Shocknor. "We basically promote issues that relate to women. There's a lot of disparities in the healthcare field. So we try to bettering those. A lot of camaraderie and times we spend together."

The runners paid a $20 entrance fee to participate in the race. Smith said the Bartlett House gives the medical students many opportunities and it is worth repaying.

"We practice different techniques on them. They really have an open heart for us just as much as we have for them," said Smith. "Anyway to help them out is great. The silent auction is great too, it always brings in good fundraising for the Bartlett House."