At Ross, our staff, faculty, and students are passionate promoting health and medical research. Anytime there is the opportunity to be involved in the community in an event that raises funds and awareness for disease research or ways to improve health, the local Ross campus wants to be involved. Our Ross Medical Education Center campus in Lafayette, Indiana has recently had not one, but two exciting opportunities to promote health in their community.
First, the campus was able to take part in the 5th Annual Health and Safety Fair hosted by the Indiana University Health Arnett at the local hospital location. Over 800 members of the surrounding community attended the event and the Ross Lafayette campus team got to be there! They were excited for the opportunity to be a part of such an awesome event and get to meet so many people in the community. They were able to set up a booth at the event, greet people, and discuss healthcare careers. Many members of the Ross community also got to volunteer at various other booths for games, education, and bicycle helmet safety promotion.
Shortly after, the entire campus, under the direction of Monique Garcia, Lafayette’s Assistant Campus Director of Education, worked together to raise over $300 that they were able to donate to the Relay for Life Cancer Walk of Lafayette. One of the ways they raised money was by having students, staff, and faculty volunteers make and donate delicious baked goods for a bake sale at the local Wal-Mart store. Then Shayna Meadows, a current student in the Lafayette Medical Assistant program further donated her time by spending her Saturday set up at the front door, selling their treats for the awesome cause!
Although very different, both events were inspiring and motivating to staff, faculty, and students alike. Students were excited to be able to make a positive impact on the healthcare community before they were even done with their program. Many members of the Ross Lafayette community can’t wait for their next event!