Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Cactus Man Triathlon (Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine)
Thank you for registering for the Cactus Man Triathlon with Medicine in Motion Mayo Clinic! By registering under our team name, our school chapter will receive 20% of the registration fee for future community events. Come visit our tent at the race expo Saturday before the race!
Registration link: https://rb.gy/m6k12z
Survey (so we know who's racing) link: https://forms.gle/D1WkUNKPbFZpS6VVA
Team name: Medicine in Motion Mayo Clinic
Individual Racer Directions:
- Choose race distance
- Complete personal information
- Under Team info select “join a team”
- Select Medicine in Motion Mayo Clinic
- If you are a member of USA Triathlon, enter membership number. If you are not a member of USA Triathlon, purchase an event license
- After completing your registration please fill out this quick google form so that we know who we are racing with https://forms.gle/D1WkUNKPbFZpS6VVA
Relay Team Directions:
- Reach out the Grace Madura (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to receive a team name to register under
- Reach out to Grace Madura (email@example.com) if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for this event!
March Madness 3v3 Basketball Tournament (Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine)
Mayo AZ Medicine in Motion is hosting a "March Madness" 3-on-3 basketball tournament on April 2nd at Scottsdale Ranch Park, beginning at 10am. This will be a double elimination tournament, where teams can have 3-5 people, and will have a $10 team buy-in. 50% of the proceeds will go back to the winners while the remaining 50% will go to a local Phoenix charity and help put on future events. Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/VLq6svu1Vpun5iLc7
We have received interest from various residents and healthcare staff, so we're hoping to have a solid show-out! Please consider participating and sending to any attendings, residents, and healthcare staff that you think might be interested.
Phoenix Heart Walk (Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine)
Each year, Mayo Clinic participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk (information pdf attached). There are several Mayo Clinic teams set up, and we are excited for the second year of medical student involvement! I've created a team "Students for Steps" and would love for you to join. If you sign up, events you can participate in include:
- Downloading the Heart walk app and participating in the Move More Challenge that starts 30 days before the walk.
- Fundraising for AHA (usually through social media by posting the link to your registered walker page)
- Participating virtually or in-person the day of the AHA walk in downtown Phoenix. This will be a 5k walk that takes place on Saturday March 25th at 8 am.
Additionally, Mayo will donate $25 to AHA for any Mayo employee (including students!) who register.
I highly encourage you to sign up for this team to show your support for heart health and to be a part of Mayo Clinic heart walk efforts. Registering is free and very low effort, and you can do as much or as little of the above activities as you would like; you can simply spend a nice Saturday morning walking with fellow classmates!
1.Go to: https://bndfr.com/qPMM
2.Click “JOIN TEAM”
3.Follow the prompts to register for “Students for Steps”
PS. Mayo Clinic has a friendly competition to see which team can recruit the most members... 🙂
Alex Nica is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Originally born in Romania, Alex graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and MS in Computer Science and then spent a year prior to medical school working as an analyst in business consulting. All his life he’s loved connecting with those around him through exercise and sports, whether it be basketball or powerlifting. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Alex was one of the founding members of the Fuel Our Heroes initiative to help source supplies and donations to aid frontline workers and at-risk hospitals. He now joins Medicine in Motion to help others in a different way, by sharing the power of movement as a means of managing stress and fostering friendship.
Grace Madura is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in her hometown Scottsdale, AZ. She left one desert for another to attend the University of Southern California to major in Human Biology and minor in Cinematic Arts. Grace is passionate about women’s and sexual health. By teaching workshops on sex ed and breast cancer, she developed a passion for education and its ability to empower the community. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, Grace appreciated the mental break exercise gave her. Now she enjoys finding new ways to move in a variety of classes and disciplines. Outside of school and the gym, you can find Grace cooking a new TikTok recipe, watching a psychological thriller, or playing with her dog, Tank.
Nick Allen is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine interested in disease prevention, health systems, health policy and more. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020, where he majored in Immunology and minored in Global Poverty. Nick firmly believes that exercise and stress management are central components of a paradigm shift toward disease prevention, and he is thrilled to address both through Medicine in Motion. Since a young age, he has enjoyed serving marginalized communities including people experiencing homelessness, immigrants, refugees, low-income children, and more. He has previously raised money for these service projects by doing a 600-mile bike ride down the California coast and an Ironman triathlon. A former quarterback, Nick loves watching football and previously coached a high school team in Oakland, CA. Aside from playing and watching sports, he loves board games, having deep conversations, watching HGTV, and taking any opportunity to spend time with his family and childhood friends.
Sayi Boddu is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine currently exploring his interests within the medical field and research. He is originally from Cupertino, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020 with a degree in Neurobiology. He discovered a passion for helping the special needs community through volunteering with the Special Needs Aquatic Program during his undergraduate years and working with children with autism during his gap year as a behavioral technician. Now as a medical student, he loves spending his free time playing volleyball, tennis, basketball, boxing, weight-lifting, or hiking with friends. He cherishes physical activity and sports as a means of stress-relief, social connection, and staying healthy. When he isn’t exercising, you can find him trying new cooking recipes or watching Netflix.
Vikram Gill is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born in Windsor, Ontario but grew up in the Seattle area where he played basketball and ran track throughout high school. He went on to graduate from the University of Washington in 2021 with a BS in Cellular & Molecular Biology. Growing up playing a variety of sports, Vikram saw first hand the good that sport and exercise can have both on oneself and on a community. During his undergraduate studies, Vikram was involved in setting up a new food bank helping provide food to the community in the midst of the pandemic. He loves being hands-on with his community and is now involved in organizing events with Special Olympics of Arizona. He is excited to join Medicine in Motion to continue to bring people together through exercise and contribute to local organizations.