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Students Make Community A Little Bit Healthier in Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA-- Students at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima are making the community a little bit healthier.

Saturday they had their annual Student's Run for Life health fair and 5K to educate the community regarding health. 

They partnered with local health care providers and set up dozens informational booths inside north town coffee this morning.    

One student who helped organize the event said they do this every year to make Yakima a little bit healthier.

"With Health Stats being what they are, we wanted to give back in a way that would be meaningful, and the way to give back, we were hoping to do is the education and the healthy activities piece of what this event has become," said David Applebury who help organize the health fair.

Money collected for the 5K is going to the free clinic at the Union Gospel Mission in Yakima to help pay for medical supplies and service.

This is all to give back to the community that helped get the school started.