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Dance Marathon To Present Check To FSU College of Medicine

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CONTACT: Doug Carlson
(850) 645-1255; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

Sept. 16, 2014

DANCE MARATHON TO PRESENT CHECK TO FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital will present a check for more than $380,000 to the Florida State University College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties.

The proceeds are part of the record $782,000 raised in 2014 by Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on the Florida State campus. Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital distributes part of the money raised to the Florida State College of Medicine for use in pediatric outreach programs.

The College of Medicine is using part of the proceeds to pay for a school-based health program in Gadsden County designed to address health care disparities among area children. Other projects include equipment for the pediatrics unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and bereavement services for children at Big Bend Hospice.

Scheduled to participate are Dr. John P. Fogarty, dean of the FSU College of Medicine; Heather Mears, director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; Susan LaJoie, assistant professor and a nurse practitioner who oversees the Gadsden school-based clinic; members of the Dance Marathon student executive committee; and students from the medical school’s Pediatrics Interest Group. The presentation will take place:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

NOON

FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

1115 W. CALL ST.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

Directions: From downtown, travel west on Tennessee Street and turn left on Stadium Drive. The College of Medicine is located on the corner of Stadium Drive and Call Street. Limited media parking will be available by RSVP in a parking lot located off of Call Street between the College of Medicine and the Psychology Building. Additional parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of Stadium Drive and Spirit Way.

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