'A Shot in the Arm' Campaign Will Help the Needy Get Health Care

September 30, 2002

A new fund-raising campaign called "A Shot in the Arm" will benefit St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, which provides health care services to the under-served and uninsured population. The campaign will kick off from 9.am. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Webster Community Center, 985 Ebner Dr. (off of Route 404, near Holt Road), in combination with the start of the annual flu-shot clinic. The University of Rochester School of Nursing's Community Nursing Center (CNC) is organizing the campaign. CNC staff who are delivering flu shot vaccinations from October to December will be set up to accept donations in increments of $1 or more. For each donation, people will be able to sign their name - or the name of someone they want to honor - on note cards in the shape of a flu-shot syringe. The notes will be strung into garlands to be used as holiday decorations throughout the halls of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center. The CNC also will be working with businesses to attract corporate donations. The donated funds will be managed by Sister Christine Wagner, the director of St. Joseph's, to provide necessary health care to individuals who are under-served and un-insured but in need of treatment and preventive health care. Checks (made out to St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center) also can be sent to: Donna Tortoretti, Community Nursing Center, BOX S.O.N., 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Donations also can be made by contacting Jo Ann Lampman in the University of Rochester School of Nursing at 275-0574.

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