Medicine in Motion’s MOVE Campaign

Help us raise money for social justice

Racism is a public health crisis. As a medical community we are fully committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Summer 2020 will be dedicated to raising awareness and raising money in support of social justice.

Move Summer Event Calendar

About the campaign

Medicine in Motion is proud to announce our MOVE Campaign that will bring together diverse communities for virtual fitness events in order to raise money for organizations that fight racial injustices. We are raising money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Innercity Weightlifting, National Bail Out and Inala Wangarra (Australia). Join us in making a move toward equality.

Virtual workouts and workshops

Join your friends and peers to learn a new skill or get a workout in every Saturday morning. We are hosting student-lead workouts and work shops via Zoom for everything ranging from high intensity interval training (HIIT) to healthy cooking. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each class you attend. Click HERE for more information and the schedule. If you are interested in leading a class, fill out this form.

July Fitness Challenge with Harvard Graduate Council

Medicine in Motion is collaborating with the Harvard Graduate Council for a July Movement Challenge. Our challenge week will kick off with a Zumba/Latin Dance warmup session on 7/18 from 2-3 EST. Then for one week starting on 7/18, we hope you’ll participate in our virtual fitness challenge by running, walking, biking, skateboarding–really by taking part in any form of physical activity–and sharing a photo of yourself doing so. Finally, we will cap off the series with a wellness town hall (date TBD). We hope to encourage participants to get outside and enjoy being active while raising awareness and funds to support marginalized, especially BIPOC, communities. RSVP HERE, and click HERE for more information.

The Promise Run

Join us on our virtual Promise run on 9/7/20. Run your favorite route for one of the selected distances and track your run with your fitness device or phone. Join us in PROMISING to continue to fight racial injustice in America by pledging to fundraise for the Promise Run. Send us a photo of why you are running to be featured on our social media. Click HERE for more information.

Lecture series

Join us for the September lecture series to learn about a variety of fitness and wellness related topics ranging from injury prevention to fast healthy nutrition. Lectures will be given via zoom every Thursday. Click HERE for more information and the schedule.

News

Recent Features

  • Medicine in Motion (HMS News: May 13, 2020)
    Group brings health care students, workers together through fitness, philanthropy: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/medicine-motion By MIKE CAMPBELL May 13, 2020 Education HMS Community Medicine in Motion’s Derek Soled, Logan Briggs, Chase Marso and Mike Seward Chase Marso remembers the moment he realized Medicine in Motion, the fitness group he and three friends started during their first year at Harvard Medical School, had truly […]
  • Mass Medical Society – Nov 2019
    130 Medical Students Join Together for Fenway Race November 15, 2019 Students from local chapters of Medicine in Motion, a nonprofit organization composed of a diverse group of healthcare providers whose mission is to address medical burnout through fitness, interdisciplinary community building, and philanthropy, took part in “Fenway Stadion,” which was organized and managed by […]
  • MGH Hotline – October 2019
    Friday, October 4, 2019 ‘Tri-ing’ to reduce burnout New nonprofit promotes wellness, giving back Ready, set, race: The Medicine in Motion team – which includes MGH staff – at the Buzzards Bay Triathlon. In the early morning hours of Sept. 15, neonatologist Michael Prendergast, MD, finished an overnight shift in the MGHfC neonatal intensive care unit, […]