Skip to main content

Shade Tree Trot

Apr. 3, 2014, 10:10 AM

Runners and walkers get going under soggy skies as C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., fires the starter pistol to kick off last Saturday’s Shade Tree Trot. (photo by Anne Rayner)

The rain last Saturday morning didn’t dampen spirits at the Shade Tree Trot, which drew more than 650 runners and walkers to the Vanderbilt Campus.

Organized by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students, the 5K race raises crucial funds for the student-run Shade Tree Clinic.

Now in its sixth year, the Trot and associated events represent the clinic’s largest annual fundraising effort.

VUSM students and Shade Tree Trot organizers Elizabeth Berry, left, and Andrew Medvecz, right, present the award for VUSM’s top fundraising college (Chapman College) to Brian Drolet, M.D., and Beth Ann Yakes, M.D. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

more