May 3, 2012 - The 2nd Annual Doggy Dash 5K, sponsored by students at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., raised approximately $2,100 to benefit the Claiborne Animal Shelter.

Approximately 80 participants and their pets raced in the 5K and enjoyed a doggy talent show, face painting and music on the LMU main campus. The first place male runner was Rob Niedermeyer. The first place female was Kelly Tuveson. Awards given during the doggy talent show included “best bark,” “cutest pup,” “best trick,” “best owner/doggy pair wag,” “best coat” and “best in show.”

A number of student clubs at LMU-DCOM joined forces to host the event. The Student Osteopathic Medical Association, the Student American Academy of Osteopathy and the Student Tactical and Operational Medicine clubs all contributed to the event.

The proceeds from the race will benefit the Claiborne Animal Shelter, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building and operating an animal shelter in Claiborne County, Tenn. The shelter has been built entirely from donations, fundraisers and volunteers. The money raised by the Doggy Dash 5K will be used to help open the shelter for animal intake. The shelter will open with an all-volunteer staff and the funds provided by the Doggy Dash and other fundraisers will help to pay for animal food, utilities, medication and other needs.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at

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