Lawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College’s Lawrenceburg Nursing department, in conjunction with Aurora Elementary, will be hosting a Remote Area Medical (RAM) event in Aurora, Ind. on June 13-14 to provide dental, vision, and medical care to the community. Along with the care being provided, there will also be information booths offering free information and education about food, medical, and other needed community resources.
Remote Area Medical is a major non-profit provider of free mobile clinics. Their mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need via their free mobile clinic program. Since its founding in 1985, RAM’s Corps of more than 135,000 licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals’ volunteers, more than 785,000 individuals, and 68,000 animals worth $135 million of free care.
The southeastern Indiana REMC operation roundup program awarded the Ivy Tech Foundation $2,500 for the RAM clinic to purchase t-shirts, water, training of volunteers, and more. The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by ‘rounding up’ their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.
This event will give the students at Ivy Tech the opportunity to have hands-on experience with a diverse population of patients. Service-learning through experiential and meaningful community outreach is key to developing empathetic, compassionate, and conscientious healthcare leaders for tomorrow.