November 1 – November 30, 2021
The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, invites you to join us for a virtual 5k to raise funding and awareness for NCUIH’s critical work that supports the urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) community through meaningful change in the social equity of health care.
Chose to move by running, walking, biking, hiking, swimming, or an equivalent of 5k anytime during the month of November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. When you move with NCUIH and every step, stride and effort moves us closer to health equity!
Tell us why you #MoveWithNCUIH! After you register, take a picture or selfie with a sign to tell us why you #MoveWithNCUIH to post on social media with #MoveWithNCUIH hashtag to be featured on NCUIH’s social sites!
Please visit the “Donate” tab to help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000! Urban Native communities across the U.S. face a healthcare crisis, including higher health disparity rates due to isolation from tribal lands and identity, lack of adequate health care, and distressed economic conditions. Because of consequences due to multiple traumas, having culturally competent and sensitive healthcare services available to urban AI/AN is a vital part of quality care.
A donation to NCUIH will support our critical work to ensure AI/AN living in urban settings have access to comprehensive and culturally-competent healthcare resources. ***An award will be presented (virtually) to the individual who raises the most funding!***
This is a virtual race — please complete your a 5k through walking, running, or biking anytime during the month of November.
– Q: What does a virtual race look like?
A: Instead of a marked course, participants will complete their selected distance outdoors or on a treadmill between November 1 and November 30.
– Q: What does the money raised go toward?
A: 100 percent of fundraising dollars will go directly to NCUIH, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to support NCUIH’s work toward the development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) living in urban settings.
– Q: What will I receive if I register for the race?
A: There are two different tiers for this race. If you select the $20 tier, you will receive a virtual certificate of completion. If you select the $35 tier, you will receive race swag that includes a thoughtfully-designed race t-shirt and a certificate of completion by mail.
– Q: After I register, if I cannot make an additional donation, are there other ways to support NCUIH?
A: Yes! Take a selfie and post why you #MoveWithNCUIH and tag NCUIH on our social media channels. Also, make sure to take pictures of yourself and team running, walking, or biking and tag us @urbanindianhealth on Instagram, @NCUIH_Official on Twitter and @NCUIH on Facebook!
– Q: I am not registered for the race, but still want to support NCUIH, what can I do?
A: We appreciate your support! You can donate to the event by visiting https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/DC/Washington/movewithncuih. On this page you can make a donation. As always, 100 percent of all funds raised go toward NCUIH’s critical work to support the urban AI/AN community through meaningful change in the social equity of healthcare. For other ways to get involved, please visit our website at ncuih.org.