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FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is among the sponsors of a fundraising effort to expand an adult-fitness program run by a Flint, Mich.-based nonprofit.
Diplomat said Tuesday that it would work with the Ruth Mott Foundation and the Crim Fitness Foundation to support the expansion of the Crimfit Adult Training Program through its Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Crim Mile Marker Challenge. The training program prepares more than 1,200 participants from surrounding counties for a HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races and is expanding this year to include a new program in Flint.
Diplomat introduced the Crim Mile Marker Challenge on a small scale last year and uses it to support the healthy and active lifestyle focus of the organization, also known as the Crim, and provide scholarships to people for whom training and participation costs might otherwise be a barrier.
"As a sport and a fitness activity, running is one of the most accessible ways to get in shape, maintain an active lifestyle and take control over one's health," Crim program director Erin Lamb said. "We're excited to partner with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy and the Ruth Mott Foundation to introduce the joy and benefits of running to a community that, until recently, hasn't been involved in large numbers in the Crim or running in general."