Bette Haitsch,co-chair of PPMC’s Cultural Diversity Committee and an avid runner, has beentraining since mid-February to participate in the 10-mile Broad Street Run onMay 5, 2013. What started as a personal goal has now become a mission. Bette isnow running with a higher purpose:  toraise money for PPMC’s Cultural Diversity Committee, and she’s asking for yourhelp.

Money raised willhelp to support the committee’s educational programs focusing on diversity inhealthcare, including its annual fall conference,lunchtime Brown Bag lectures, MLK Day celebrations, and the committee’srecruitment event, A Celebration of Culture.

“Knowing that I amrunning for a cause which I am truly passionate about motivates me to workharder at each training run and will carry me across the finish line,” saysBette.

Though undaunted bythe challenge, Bette has a ways to go to reach her minimum goal of $1,500. Bysponsoring Bette with a pledge of as little as $1 or $2 a mile, you can help tosupport the year-round programs and activities offered by the CulturalDiversity Committee. 

To make a pledge,email your pledge amount to Bette.Haitsch@uphs.upenn.eduwith the subject line “I WANT TO SUPPORT THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE!” Besure to include your full name, location, e-mail address, and extension so youcan be contacted after the race.

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