WCMC Makes Plans for 2012 A Day of CaringMay 21, 2012
A Day of Caring 2012
9 a.m. to Noon
Ganus Athletic Center, located at the corner of Burks Blvd. and East Park Ave.
Harding University Campus
A Day of Hope. A Day of Help. A Day of Caring.
White County Medical Center is planning the 16th Annual A Day of Caring to be held Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Ganus Athletic Center on the campus of Harding University. WCMC Event Specialist Anna Overbay (pictured) recently moderated a planning meeting with community organizations and businesses that partner with WCMC each year to help with the medical mission.
A Day of Caring is a community-wide outreach program designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of White County. Free medical, dental and eye screenings will be provided; additional services available include haircuts, immunizations, and prostate and pap exams. Items such as school supplies, Bibles, socks, underwear, diapers, bags of groceries, and personal care products will also be distributed. Various health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, and social service information will be provided. Please note that children must be present to receive school supplies, socks/underwear and diapers.
For children and teens, the 19th Annual Shots for Tots and Teens will be held in conjunction with A Day of Caring. A parent or guardian is required to bring the child’s shot record in order to receive immunizations.
Partnerships between WCMC and community businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of nurses, WCMC associates and volunteers throughout Searcy, are vital to the success of this outreach program. Last year, 530 extraordinary volunteers united to provide needed services that helped more than 1,600 people. Here’s how:
Medical exams 120
Dental screenings 238
Eye screenings 117
Prostate screenings 41
Pap exams 9
Personal care items 297 bags
Household supplies 320 bags
Diapers 222 packages
Gideon Bibles 1,006
Food Bank 423 bags
School supplies 640 bags
Acts of kindness Countless!
“Our hospital looks forward to A Day of Caring each year, and we strive to serve as many people as possible through this outreach,” said WCMC Marketing Director Brooke Pryor. “It is incredible to see our community unite for this important cause. We are so thankful to the hundreds of volunteers, organizations and businesses that contribute to this medical mission and help us create a healthy community.”
Want to Get Involved?
Donate: deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other personal care products, diapers, non-perishable food items
Volunteer: to help set up on Friday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at the mission on Saturday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to Noon
WCMC welcomes new businesses to serve as corporate sponsors for A Day of Caring; WCMC also invites other clubs, churches and organizations to be involved through collecting personal care items including bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and diapers. For more information, please contact Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1057 or via email at email@example.com.
ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to create a healthy community by providing quality patient care and participating in community health events. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in Searcy with more than 1500 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.