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The mission of the ASB Philanthropy Committee is to bring students together in order that they may serve the medical community by advancing the well-being of humanity through volunteer work and charitable donations. The following is a brief list of projects in which the ASB has been involved:
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Houses are built through the work of volunteers and homeowners with supervision from trained professionals.
Contractors are used for specialized services, such as electrical and plumbing. For more information about the area Habitat for Humanity, click here.
Walks to Cure Diabetes, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF), are family friendly, held at great locations and feature plenty of entertainment, food and fun. We invite you to become one of the 500,000 people at 200 walk sites nationwide this year who are making a difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. You'll have a great time, get some exercise and, most importantly, be a part of the cure. It's up to us to make it happen, one step at a time. For more information, click here or call (888) 533-WALK.
As the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. During the most recent nationwide effort, more than 1,000,000 walkers participated in more than 600 events across the country. Funds help save lives for those suffering from heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and 2 killers in the United States, respectively. Join us next year! For more information, click here.
Toys are donated through the Salvation Army to children whose parents or guardians are not able to afford presents for them at Christmas. While Toys for Tots coordinators and Marine Reserves organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys. Local campaigns are conducted annually in approximately 500 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, click here.
The AMA Alliance is the largest organization representing the family of medicine in the United States. The Alliance network of physicians and their spouses represents all stages of the medical lifestyle, from the training years to retirement. In addition, the Alliance's "Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE)" program targets the 15 million children in first through fourth grade in every public and private school. Since its inception in 1922, it has been the mission of the AMA Alliance to partner with physicians to promote the good health of America and support the family of medicine. For more information, click here.
The Humanitarian Health Partnership is a student-run service organization on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It strives to promote service opportunities for all employees, students and faculty in hopes of building a "culture of service." Its blog is an avenue for humanitarian initiatives both locally and abroad so that UMMC's humanitarian footprint will broaden in magnitude.
Every year the ASB participates in Taste of the U, a philanthropy to raise money for the UMMC Health Alliance. Participants come up with a theme and then design costumes, decorations, and cook food related to that theme. People from all of over come and enjoy the food and entertainment after paying the price of admission.
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