TCOM Class of 2009 keeps D.O. Dash proceeds at home

December 14, 2006

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicineâ??s Class of 2009, organizers of the 5th Annual D.O. Dash, decided to do a little something different with the proceeds from the run â?? they donated $1,500 to the First Reader program.

 â??Every year the class chooses a charity,â? said Jamie King, Class of 2009 member and co-organizer of the D.O. Dash. â??This year we wanted to pick something closer to home, so we chose the First Reader program.

 â??We wanted to bring recognition to this program, which reflects the osteopathic philosophy of combining treatment of the body, mind and spirit. And this year was just phenomenal. It makes me proud to be part of this campus.â?

 The First Reader program gives complimentary, personalized books to children who check in for appointments at the pediatrics clinic at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. First Reader books purchased with the 2006 D.O. Dash proceeds will also be marked with a label designating them as purchased with the donated money.

 The D.O Dash is an annual 5K run/walk organized by TCOMâ??s sophomore class, and all proceeds from each yearâ??s race are donated to charity.

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For more information, contact:Lauren LaFleur at 817-735-5152, or via e-mail at llafleur@hsc.unt.edu.

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