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FSU College of Medicine Gets Help to Aid Gadsden County Children

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

Oct. 15, 2008

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida will present a check for $197,000 to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of Gadsden County school children.

The proceeds are part of the $410,000 raised in 2008 by Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on the FSU campus. Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Children’s Hospital at UF distributes part of the money raised to the FSU 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.

Scheduled to participate are Dr. John P. Fogarty, dean of the FSU College of Medicine; Dr. Rick Bucciarelli, associate vice president for health affairs for government relations at the University of Florida; members of the FSU Dance Marathon overall committee; and FSU medical students who are part of the Pediatrics Interest Group. The presentation will be held:

FRIDAY, OCT. 17
11 A.M.
FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ATRIUM
1115 W. CALL ST.
TALLAHASSEE

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 press parking will be available 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.