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Dance Marathon to Present $1M Check to FSU College of Medicine

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MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT: Melissa Powell, College of Medicine
(850) 645-9699; melissa.powell@med.fsu.edu

Sept. 26, 2018
 

DANCE MARATHON TO PRESENT $1M CHECK TO FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE  


Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital will present a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon counties.

The proceeds are part of the record $2.15 million raised earlier this year by Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy on the FSU campus. That money supports the FSU College of Medicine’s pediatric outreach programs and the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville.

Set to participate are John P. Fogarty, dean of the FSU College of Medicine; representatives from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and from the organizations receiving funds; 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. 27

NOON

FSU COLLEGE OF MEDICINE ATRIUM

1115 W. CALL ST.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

 The money invested locally supports a school-based, primary-care health clinic at three schools in Gadsden County, where children often have inadequate access to care. The clinics represent a partnership among the College of Medicine, the Gadsden County Health Department and Gadsden County Schools.

The College of Medicine shared funds in 2018 with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to support pediatric critical-care services. Additional funds to support children have been provided to Bond Community Health Center, Big Bend Hospice and the Young Parents Project at Early Head Start.

Directions to the FSU College of Medicine: From downtown, travel west on Tennessee Street and turn left on Stadium Drive. Parking is available in the parking garage at Stadium Drive and Spirit Way.

 

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