Strides in Solidarity 5K Run & Walk

November 9, 2023 by

Location: Start Outside of Newcomb Hall

Date: Dec 2, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023

Start Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

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Help Support Pregnant Women in Sierra Leone

Join Partners in Health Engage, an inter-graduate school global health club at UVA, as we raise money for a new Maternal Center of Excellence in Sierra Leone. Currently women in Sierra Leone have a lifetime 1 in 20 risk of dying due to pregnancy or related complications. Out of every 100,000 live births, 1,120 women will die (as opposed to 19 in the United States). This is due to lack of access to operating rooms for C-sections, blood banks for transfusions, life-saving medication, trained staff, and other resource shortages.

We want to help close that resource gap! Please join us in running a 5K on December 2nd at 9am outside Newcomb hall. Wear your favorite holiday sweater and help us give the gift of maternal health this holiday season. Registration link here, website link here. Questions? Email

Note: you can still run w/o a holiday sweater! We are just trying to keep costs down so that all registration fees can go to this important cause, which means no t-shirts!

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