Support Nursing Students Without Borders
Nursing Students Without Borders
Fundraising Social at James River Cellars Winery
October 25, 2008
Come support VCU School of Nursing’s Nursing Students Without Borders health service trip to Belize. The fundraising social will be held at the James River Cellars Winery and will include wine tasting, live music and good food! Music provided by Dave Parrish, acoustic guitarist covering Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and more. Tickets are $20. Come join us in this great opportunity to socialize with fellow students and faculty and support a good cause at the same time. We hope to see you there!
No outside alcohol is allowed and the wine tasting is only for people 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased from Carrie Newcomb at the School of Nursing or by calling 301-437-2381.
Location: James River Cellars Winery
11008 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059 US
About the Health service trip:
NSWB will be traveling to the Cayo district of Belize from December 31st – January 9th. The Cayo district of Belize is in the western part of the country, bordering Guatemala. In this district there is a tiny clinic, the Good Shepherd Clinic, that serves as the main health care provider for this region. The clinic is run by a single nurse who founded the clinic more than 50 years ago. During our time there we will be volunteering at the Good Shepherd Clinic assessing patients and providing care. However, the majority of our time will be spent in three schools in the Cayo district.
The Anglican Diocese of Belize has expressed a need for health screenings on 5,000 children in the three Anglican schools in the Cayo district. Our group will be conducting health screenings (nutrition, growth, development, vision, dental, learning abilities, etc.) on as many children as we can while we are down there (we are hoping this will continue yearly). We will also be conducting diabetes education and screenings on adults through these schools. Undiagnosed diabetes has become a major health problem in this area. We are working with a doctor involved with the International Hospital for Children here in Richmond for support. Our data will go directly to them to pinpoint any children who may need medical assistance through IHC.