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UWG Students Reach Out to Make a Difference

Carrollton:  The University of West Georgia’s Emerging Healthcare Leaders (EHL) is reaching out to the West Georgia community to help make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.  The mission of EHL is to unify motivated students that seek to enter any and all fields of healthcare and to inspire a passion toward improving the lives of the underserved in our community.  By providing members – the healthcare leaders of tomorrow – resources to pursue and achieve their diverse aspirations through leadership, service, and professional development, they also improve the lives of those in their community.
EHL is supporting the Rapha Clinic of West Georgia by holding an upcoming Rapha Walk/5k on the Carrollton GreenBelt at Hobbs Farm Park on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 AM to Noon.  All proceeds will be donated to the Rapha Clinic.  The Rapha Clinic and Emerging Healthcare Leaders – with the help of The Tanner Foundation, The University of West Georgia and The Office of the President, Department of Chemistry, School of Nursing, Student Government Association, University Marketing and Communications, Center for Student Involvement, and Student Activities Council – hope that you will come out to this event and help support your community and raise awareness for this important cause.  Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.raphawalk.eventbrite.com (Pre-registration is $15.00; General Admission is $20.00; Children under 12 are Free).
 
Evan Fowler, President of EHL, shared “I don’t want this to just be a small student organization event — we have a bigger visions than that. In order for events like this to truly make a difference towards bettering our community, we need strong support and backing from the community, local government, schools, churches, and businesses.  According to the 2016 County Health Rankings released by The Georgia Department of Health, in Carroll County, 25% of adults and 9% of children are uninsured and do not have access to affordable healthcare.  I applaud the Rapha Clinic and the incredible work they do.  We hope the community will join us and take part in this event to make a difference.”
 
“We are so excited and blessed to have the partnership and support of the University of West Georgia’s Emerging Healthcare Leaders.  EHL came to us with this fabulous idea to raise awareness and support for the medically underserved in West Georgia by hosting the Rapha Walk/5k.  This amazing group of young people is giving of their time and talents to make West Georgia a better community.  I hope you will join us on Saturday, April 23.” said Lucy Beck, Rapha’s Executive Director.
 
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