Ann Blackford

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College: Medicine

Auction to Benefit UK Shoulder to Shoulder Global

Published: Apr 5, 2012

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2012) The International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will be hosting its eighth annual “Art of Healing” charity silent art auction from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Commons Room of the Charles T. Wethington Building.  All proceeds from the art auction will benefit the Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
 

The Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic, created by UK faculty and students, is a comprehensive health center serving the rural community of Carlos Ruiz Burneo. In this community, more than 20,000 people live in extreme poverty with limited access to medical care. Shoulder to Shoulder provides preventative and acute care to the community in addition to home visits, mental health, dentistry, nutrition and feeding programs, and community and school health education.
 

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is an organization at UK that brings together academic and community partners to improve the health and well-being of impoverished and underserved communities globally. Additionally, biannual health brigades create learning opportunities for students and also provide supplemental clinic support.
 

The auction, organized by the UK medical students, will feature items from “Kentucky Crafted: The Market” and other local Kentucky artisans. There will be a wide range of art and handcrafted items, including jewelry, photography, paintings, and ceramics. Ecuadorian crafts and textiles will also be available for purchase. Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information regarding the silent auction, please contact Ashleigh Long at aalong2@uky.edu, or go to https://sites.google.com/site/ifmsaartauction/events ].

 

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at (859) 323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu

 

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