TONIGHT: GW Student-Run Healing Clinic to Host Charity Auction to Benefit Medically Underserved D.C. Residents

Released: 19-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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Newswise — WASHINGTON (Mar. 19, 2014) — The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences student-run Healing Clinic will host their 15th Annual Charity Auction this evening. The Online Auction is now open and accepting bids. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to supporting the Clinic’s operational expenses, including medical and lab supplies, program supplies, and facility costs, as well as funding new initiatives such as opening a second clinic site to serve more patients and students alike.

The GW Healing Clinic strives to help expand health care to Washington, D.C. residents regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Every week, a team of dedicated medical students, physician assistant students, public health students, and volunteer attending physicians provide primary care to underserved patients in D.C. The Clinic’s mandate is to offer high quality care for patients in a confidential and respectful environment, while enriching the educational experience of the students who participate.

For more information on the auction, visit http://smhs.gwu.edu/events/15th-annual-healing-clinic-charity-auction.

To bid online, visit biddingforgood.com/healingclinic/auction2014.

What: GW Healing Clinic’s 15th Annual Charity Auction

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Keynote speech by Jehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., director of the Rodham Institute, at 6:00 p.m.; Live auction begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Ross Hall, Room 101, 2300 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

**Media**: Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact Anne Banner at abanner@gwu.edu or 202-994-2261.


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