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Student Organization Raises Money for Cancer Fund

Written by Adam Zewe

AAWD triathlon The student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) held their fourth annual indoor triathlon on March 8. The event raised $745 for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, through triathlon registration fees. Twenty-nine students, faculty, and staff members from all University of Maryland, Baltimore schools participated in the event at the URecFit Gym.

The competition challenged athletes to complete three timed events: a 20-minute stationary bike ride, a 20-minute run on the indoor track and a 20-minute swim in the pool. Prizes were awarded to the men and women who traveled the most combined distance during all three events. Peter Krumbhaar, DDS '15, won the men's category with a total distance of 14.99 miles; Natalie Smith, DDS '16, won the women's category with a total distance of 14.5 miles.

"Our annual triathlon is important because it raises awareness for The Ulman Cancer Fund and the work they do to support, educate, connect, and empower young adult cancer survivors. It was rewarding to be able to help this organization. We hope to continue to grow this event in the future," states Kimberly Denton, DDS '15, AAWD triathlon coordinator.

AAWD triathlon

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