More than 20 students from Carrington College’s Reno campus ran for liquid gold! The Registered Nursing, Medical Assisting and the Medical Billing and Coding programs participated in the Fifth Annual Liquid Gold 5K, hosted by the University of Nevada. It kicked off World Breastfeeding Week which was August 1-7.

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On top of the 5K, the family-fun event had a fair with kid-friendly vendors, live music, post-race snacks and drinks as well as raffles and information on the financial and health benefits breastfeeding gives moms and babies. The event also contributes to the Global Big Latch On, where moms all over the world try to break the record for the most children breastfeeding during a one-minute count. This year’s numbers came in and beat last year’s record with 14,536 children around the world breastfeeding at the same time!.

“I enjoyed my experience while volunteering at the Liquid Gold Run. I personally do not have children, but come that day this is an event I would absolutely participate in,” said Kayla Lipsmeyer, Carrington College student. “I believe volunteering is important because it allows one to gain new experiences as well as a sense of accomplishment, in addition to giving back and helping others.”

With Carrington’s strong emphasis on healthcare, this event was important for the students. Not only did they get to support a relevant cause to their education, but they also learned about the health benefits provided by breastfeeding found through research.

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