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      New race coming to Flint

      Luda Khait and Rachel Paneth-Pollak

      Some Flint medical students are out to give back to the community that's helping them become doctors. They've created a new run/walk to benefit Flint schools.

      The Flintstone 5 K challenge is a run/walk happening on May 5th. According to medical students Rachel Paneth-Pollak and Luda Khait, this event was conceived of and is being planned entirely by MSU medical students. They currently take classes inside Hurley Medical Center but soon that campus will shift to the old Flint Journal building in downtown Flint.

      According to the students, "Flint (particularly Hurley) has provided us with an incredible clinical education and we feel especially connected to the people of Flint. We want to leave a tangible legacy for the Flint community before we go on to the next stage in our training. We believe that nurturing the education of Flintâ??s children will build the future leaders of this community, and so all proceeds from race registration will go to the Flint Classroom Support Fund."

      You can find out more information on their website: www.flintchallenge.org .

      Among the sponsors, Health Plus of Michigan.