IVUmed is excited to announce the 2023 Run for IVU Virtual Challenge. Our third iteration of the virtual challenge is a great way to get together to support IVUmed and our international partners as we continue our mission of making quality urological care available to people worldwide.
The 2023 Run for IVU Virtual Challenge will be a 15-day experience focusing on our relationships and commitment to our IVUmed international partners. This event will combine our love of travel, cultural experiences, and getting outdoors.
The 2023 Run for IVU is a team-based virtual challenge that supports International Volunteers in Urology (IVUmed). Join one of 15 teams to help raise money for IVUmed programming and complete a 15 mile individual distance goal in 15 days. Participants can run, walk, hike, or bike anywhere from June 15-30, 2023.
Participants join one of 15 competing teams, each representing one of IVUmed’s program sites, to complete a minimum individual fundraising goal of $500 and a team fundraising challenge of $7,500. Each team will have a Team Captain and up to 15 total team members. Team members can be geographically distant from each other and do not necessarily need to know each other, or be affiliated with the program site the team is named after. Team members solicit donations for the 15 miles they will try to complete in 15 days. Donations and distances count towards the team challenge totals.
Individual participants who complete the 15 mile virtual challenge goal, and whose team completes the fundraising challenge will receive a finisher’s prize. The team that raises the most money in 15 days will win a prize and their team country’s program site will receive needed urologic and surgical supplies (determined by need and availability).
Join a team, meet new people, have fun!!
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Drawing to be held on June 14. Winner will be notified by email.
Pick Your Team
The team raising the most money in 15 days will win an amazing prize (as well as bragging rights) and their team country’s program site will receive needed urologic and surgical supplies.* Teams names after Program Sites. No affiliation required to join a team.
Team St. Lucia
International Volunteers in Urology (IVUmed) is committed to making quality urological care available to people worldwide. In fulfilling this mission, IVU provides medical and surgical education to physicians and nurses and treatment to thousands of children and adults.
For over 25 years, IVU has been sending highly-skilled surgical teams to train doctors and nurses in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. We work with our host colleagues to increase local access to quality urologic care. Our teams begin by demonstrating and teaching surgical techniques while treating patients in need. Then, as the local physicians gain experience and expertise, they begin serving patients directly and teaching the techniques to their peers. IVU volunteers return often, over a number of years, teaching increasingly more advanced procedures as the local physicians’ skills mature. The cycle continues until each host country has a pool of skilled talent with the ability to care for most patients on their own.
2023 RUN for IVU
Join a Team of Up to 15 People, Anywhere in the World,
Run, Walk, Hike, or Bike 15 Miles in 30 Days
& Help Raise At Least $7,500 for IVUmed
Run, Walk, Hike, Bike Anywhere
Join one of 15 teams and make friends.
Teams named after IVU Program Sites. No affiliation required to join a team.
June 15 – June 30, 2023
Run, walk, hike, or bike the distance on your own, and report your results. Challenge yourself individually and support your teammates
All funds raised will support general operations and programming for IVUmed.
*Only the top fundraising team’s Program Site will receive a bonus prize to be determined based on program site need and availability.