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Sickle Cell Christmas Party

November 20, 2014
Season’s Greetings!
 
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is in the process of planning our annual Sickle Cell Christmas Party and we are asking for your help. Our goal is to provide a day of holiday activity, fellowship, and fun for the children and families affected by sickle cell disease.  The party is organized and sponsored by SNMA in conjunction with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Piedmont. This event will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10am – 1pm at Friendship Baptist Church.
 
We are collecting Christmas gifts for boys and girls between the ages of birth and 12 years old. Donations can be dropped off in the large boxes located outside E-24 and G-28. Additional boxes will also be available in each house. I have been told by Dr. Wofford and Delia Rhodes that the most charitable house will receive a prize/recognition of “unnamed awesomeness.” We appreciate all donations and ask that gift cost be limited to around $10.
 
Please select a tag and buy a gift appropriate for that age group. Attach the tag to the gift when you drop it off in the box (be sure to write your house color on the label if you want your gift to count towards the house total). Blank tags will also be available in case there is a shortage of tags for particular age groups.  Please leave gifts unwrapped; they will be wrapped during the Wrapping Party (date, time, and sign up information to be announced at a later date).
 
The deadline for donations is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00pm.
 
If you have any questions you may contact Keith Henry (khenry@wakehealth.edu)
 
Thank you for your consideration and support.

2015 SNMA Premedical Student Conference

November 20, 2014

It’s time for the 2015 SNMA Premedical Student Conference!  See the attached brochure for more information about the event.  Registration is open 11/17/14 to 1/10/15 at the following link: Registration Link

2015 Premed conference brochure

Celebrating 50 years of SNMA

October 2, 2014

On Oct. 4th, 2014 SNMA will be celebrating 50 years since its inception in 1964.  To celebrate, the national SNMA asks that each of its chapters nationwide participate in a community service project to give back to our communities.  In doing our part, we are excited to partner with The Alabaster Place in helping with their first annual 5k for Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA).  Especially considering its importance in the news lately, we are honored & priveleged to help Mrs. Arlene Peebles, the founder of the Alabaster Place and a former victim of domestic violence. If you would like to help promote a great cause and celebrate with SNMA, join us Oct. 4th 8am-12pm in helping with the 5k.  Even if you would not like to volunteer but would love to participate in the 5k please register here at eventbrite.

We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to help out.  If interested sign the google doc by midnight 9/24/14.  An email will be sent to volunteers with more information.  Volunteers will be asked to wear their 50th anniversary scrubs(ongoing SNMA fundraiser) or simply SNMA’s colors of white, blue, & black.
 
Description of the duties.
WSSU Mobile Unit – 5 WFU team members
·         Help check vitals, measure waist  circumference, Blood draw, etc
 
* Medical Stations (2) – 4 WFU team members
·         (the medical station tables will be place between mile
                marker 1mi and mile marker 2mi.  Then we asked that the men would bring those tables in at race end.
                You may call or email Shieghetha Edwards who will be overseeing the medical stations.  Her contact is:
                Phone:  336-577-1680    Email: ihavdestiny@yahoo.com
 
* Cheering Squad – 6 WFU team members
·         (2 team members will be at the 1 1/2 mile marker, 2 at the 2 1/2
                mile marker and 2 at the finish line.  We have 3 other squad members that will be joining you,
                therefore there will be 3 team members per cheering squad.
 
More information about the 5k can be found  here.
 
We truly hope you can join us Oct. 4th and look forward to a morning of fun, comradery, & advocacy. Thank you for your support in helping with this project.  We hope that SNMA can continue to support the Alabaster Place and its fight against domestic violence for many years to come!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or community service co-chair Keith Henry.

Inaugural Art For A Cure Fundraiser

October 2, 2014
On October 10th 2014 the Student National Medical Association is having its Inaugural Art For A Cure Fundraiser.
 
This event will be a Silent Art Auction of art pieces created and donated by members of the Wake Forest Community.
 
Proceeds will go toward the Breast Care Center Patient Support Fund at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
 
Funds will help provide mammograms for underserved women in our community.
 
The event will be at BioTech Place, 575 Patterson Ave. from 6pm to 8pm.
 
There will be live music, wine and cheese and more! We are very excited about this fundraiser and hope to see you there!
 
In lieu of entry tickets, donations will be welcomed.
 
By making a donation you will automatically be entered to win a door prize such as but not limited to, a free 5 hour piano lesson or a free 2 hour session with a personal trainer.
 
If you or someone you know would like to donate art by the deadline of October 7th please contact Esosa Imasuen at eimasuen@wakehealth.edu
 
Art can be but is not limited to drawings, paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculptures and so on.
 
If you would like to donate a door prize item as well please contact Esosa Imasuen.

SNMA 101 Lunch Talk Aug. 26th, 2014 in Room E-24

August 25, 2014

Hey Everyone,

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will be holding our first lunch talk, SNMA 101 tomorrow 8/26 from 12-1  in room E24. . Lunch (Pizza) will be served!

We will be discussing what SNMA is all about as well as giving an introduction to some of our community service programs such as Student Sight Savers Glaucoma Screenings. So if you have an interest in the underserved community, glaucoma / ophthalmology, or simply like pizza, join us tomorrow at noon!

We hope you can join us!

MCAT Drive!!!!

July 14, 2014

Congratulations to the c/o 2018!!!🙂

After hours and hours of studying and prepping for the MCAT you’re finally here…MED SCHOOL!  But what do you with all those MCAT Prep Materials???  The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is happy to help.  SNMA will be collecting donated MCAT prep materials for our local Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapters at Wake Forest University (WFU) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). Your donation will help students tackle the MCAT and begin their journey towards physician-hood.  So, as you’re packing away the blanket grandma gave you, don’t forget your MCAT books!  Don’t leave these resources behind to collect dust on your bookshelf.  Start helping the doctors of tomorrow, today!

 

 

Congratulations to the NEW Executive Board 2014-2015

March 3, 2014

I’d like to offer congratulations to the next SNMA Executive Board for 2014-2015:

President: Dino Vilson

Vice President: Justin Hicks

Secretary: Jennifer Udom

Social Chair: Breona Barr

MAPS/Post Bac Liaison: Erica Fortson

Political Advocacy Liaison: Nandini Kumar

Fundraising Chair: Esosa Imasuen

Twin City Medical Society Liaison: D. White

All other positions not filled (Treasurer, Community Service Co-Chairs, Senior Banquet Co-Chairs, Pre-Med Conference Co-Chairs, Twin City Medical Society Liaison, Website Coordinator) will be up for grabs in Fall 2014, so please contact one of these members if you’re interested!
Thanks,

Timberly Butler

MS2, Class of 2016

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