Flint's MSU med students raise $12,000 for Flint schools

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FLINT (WJRT) - (05/27/15) - The future is a little brighter for kids in Flint thanks to the support of fourth year med-school students.

Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent Larry Watkins accepted a check worth over $12,000.

The money was raised by College of Human Medicine students, studying at Flint's Michigan State University campus.

For the third year in a row, they took part in the Flintstone Challenge Race with a goal of supporting youth in the community.

Watkins says the extra funding creates new opportunities for students that would otherwise be out of reach.

"So one of the ways, when this race started, one of the ways we thought we could give back was giving to the Flint schools. The schools have been in dire straits and it just means that much more every single year that we are able to give as much as we are," said Daniel Hrabec, fourth year medical student.

In the last three years, MSU med school students have donated over $35,000 to Flint Schools.

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