RCC Hosts RAM Free Medical Event this November

RCC RAM 2015

This photo was taken at RCC RAM 2015 of a dental professional works on the teeth of one of the 600 who showed up for free medical treatment.

Rappahannock Community College is hosting a free medical treatment event for the entire community on November 4-5 at Richmond County Elementary School in Warsaw. This opportunity will make treatment available to those who may not currently have resources available for medical action. In partnership with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) organization, the RCC Health Sciences program will offer free medical, dental, and vision examinations.

This opportunity will make treatment available to those who may not currently have resources available for medical action. In partnership with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) organization, the RCC Health Sciences program will offer free medical, dental, and vision examinations.

The event’s all-volunteer staff will include nurses, doctors, dentists, optometrists, and other trained health professionals. Among those participating will be faculty and students from the RCC Health Sciences department, and experienced practitioners from all over the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, the state of Virginia, and beyond.

“We are looking forward to partnering with many area organizations who continue to be very gracious in their support,” said Carrie Lewis, a faculty member in the RCC Nursing department. Lewis and her team helped organize the last RAM event held in 2015, which served 611 area patients, of every age from under one year, to 89.

Contributions of money, materials, and volunteer time that will assist with the event are welcome and are also tax deductible. Among the committee’s needs are medical and non-medical volunteers, medical equipment and supplies, food, and hospitality facilities.

For complete details on volunteering or to donate to this year’s event, please visit www.rappahannock.edu/ram.