WVU School of Medicine presents variety show

Event benefits Haitian survivors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Class of 2013 is hosting Acts for Aid, on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Okey Patteson Auditorium at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. Proceeds from the event will go toward relief in Haiti.

WVU students and others are performing musical acts and belly dancing.

“Although we are not doctors yet, we still have talents that can make a difference,” WVU School of Medicine student Janice Ahn said.

In order to achieve their goal of helping others, the Class of 2013 chose to work with Partners in Health, an organization that provides care by partnering with poor communities to combat disease and poverty. Partners in Health provides care in Haiti, Lesotho, Malawi, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala.

“We chose this organization because the Haitians face a long recovery. We want to help residents, doctors, and other agencies by raising money for the rebuilding effort,” Ahn said.

The cost of tickets is $10 for students and $15 for non-students.

For more information, contact Janice Ahn at ahn.janice@gmail.com.

To learn more about WVU School of Medicine, visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/.

To learn more about Partners in Health, see http://www.pih.org/where/Haiti/Haiti.html.


For more information:
Kim Fetty, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
el: 04-19-10

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