Students lend their hands (and hearts) to support fundraiser
Students at Memorial’s School of Nursing (SON) are all heart!
They’re pitching in to help ensure a night of success for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s An Evening with Heart next week in St. John’s.
It’s the fourth year that nursing students are involved in this annual fundraising event. About 25-30 them, members of the student-led subchapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, along with students in Prof. April Manuel’s 4th year complex care course, will help out in a variety of ways.
Students will help at the registration desk; they’ll help to organize and run the event.
“They become part of a multi-disciplinary team, and they learn about community engagement,” said Prof. Manuel. “Getting involved and giving back to the community is very important.”
Prof. Manuel’s course focuses on the management of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. She integrates the annual heart truth event into her course, because people organizing and attending the event have a vested interested in the management of cardiovascular disease.
“Cardiovascular disease is so prevalent here so it is important for our students learn about managing cardio-vascular disease, and to be part of a team,” she said.”
The SON’s heart and stroke subchapter has been active in the community since it was launched in 2011.
An Evening with Heart on Thursday, Feb. 7 is billed as an evening of fashion, food and fun, with all proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.