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Shade Tree Trot

Apr. 25, 2013, 8:13 AM

First-year School of Medicine student Kensey Pease, left, and School of Nursing student Sonia Ferrandiz cross the finish line with hands joined as a symbol of support for Boston Marathon participants and supporters. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Last Saturday’s Shade Tree Trot drew more than 700 runners and walkers to the Vanderbilt campus.

VUSM student Jana Bregman, center, and her grandmother, Miriam Nitzberg, 87, dance with, from left, VU Law student Vance Berry and VUSM students Grace Ho and Liz Berry. (photo by Anne Rayner)

The 5K race, organized by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students, raises funds for the Shade Tree Clinic, the free student-run medical clinic for the underserved population of East Nashville.

Now in its fifth year, the Trot is the clinic’s single largest annual fundraiser.

Second-year VUSM students Shyam Deshpande, left, and Stessie Dort, co-directors of the Shade Tree Trot, with Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. (photo by Anne Rayner)

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