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Students 'all heart' in Haiti fundraiser

Several student organizations are wearing their hearts on their sleeves in support of Haiti earthquake relief. On Feb. 12, student groups from the College of Medicine (COM) hosted the Hearts 4 Haiti Soiree to benefit Haitian relief efforts. The event was organized by the MUSC Chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association with support from Dunes Properties, COM Global and Tropical Medicine Interest Group, and Establishing Partnerships In Collaborative Care student group. The event took place at the Dunes Properties Studio in Mount Pleasant and featured live music from 15 South, a local band.

More than 200 guests braved the snow on King Street to attend the event. The guest list included attendees from several health professions including students from each of MUSC’s six colleges—medicine, dentistry, health professions, nursing, pharmacy, and graduate studies. Other guests attending were students from the  Charleston School of Law and public. In addition to donations from guests, a weekend beach getaway donated by Dunes Properties, was raffled. The event raised roughly $2,500, with all proceeds going to Water Missions International. Student organizers want to thank everyone who attended and event sponsors, Dunes Properties, the Dunes Properties staff, Traci Magnus, Jennifer Haughney, Walsh Thomas, Snyder Event Rentals, MIX, and Chick-fil-A on James Island. Also recognized were COM event student-coordinators, Mallory Hudson, Gini Ikwuezunma and Heather Leisy.

Water Missions International is a Charleston-based, nonprofit organization that provides clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas.

Friday, March 12, 2010

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