School of Pharmacy student taking an older woman's blood pressure.

Free Health Screenings at Living Well Clinic 5K

by Natalia Kirychuk, Student Public Relations Writer

On September 22, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy students will conduct free health screenings during “Walk Run Roll 4 Hope & Healing,” the largest fundraising event of the year for Xenia’s Living Well Clinic.

The 5K event begins at 10 a.m. at the Living Well Clinic. Register online here, or you can register the day of the race from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. at the clinic, 1160 N. Monroe Drive, Xenia. This is the second annual Walk-Run-Roll event, but the first year that Cedarville students will assist with the event. Walk-Run-Roll will include food, live music and a bouncy house!

Living Well Clinic provides free health care to those in need in Greene County, Ohio. More than 16,000 people in Greene County are living with little or no form of health insurance. Living Well Clinic provides for their physical needs by offering medical care and for their spiritual needs by sharing the Gospel.

“Living Well Clinic provides a valuable service to underinsured members of the community,” said Zachary Sahadak, third-year professional pharmacy student from Xenia, Ohio. “This event is a good opportunity to raise awareness and funds for their ministry. We are hoping for a good turnout as we provide health screenings at the event.”

“We have a cooperative relationship with the clinic,” said Dr. Douglas Anderson, chair of the department of pharmacy practice and member of the Living Well Clinic board of directors. “We want our students to learn servant-leadership and to be involved in serving the underserved. Events like these, where students can work directly with people across the Miami Valley, is very important to their education.”

Anderson, along with Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of the school of pharmacy, and Dr. John Ballentine, affiliate professor of pharmacy, will provide live music for the event.

“Opportunities to love others occur when we are side by side,” said Sweeney. “I believe that student participation in community initiatives to benefit the health of our neighbors is important to foster future graduates who are good community members.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.