Events

 

Learn more about MEMO activities and how you can get involved to give back to the community!

 

Upcoming 2013 event!

Carolina to Cairo - Join us for an evening of entertainment and food to raise money for the expansion of the largest children's cancer hospital in the world that treats all patients for free. Guest speaker is Dr. Mark Kieran, Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology in Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Tickets are $35. If interested, please contact one of MEMO's leadership.

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2011-2012 Events:

Fast for the Famine - students and faculty were asked to give up a meal or a few snacks and donate any money they would have spent on food or drink to help fight the famine in East Africa. MEMO in conjunction with Physicians for Human Rights was able to raise hundreds of dollars and send the money to those in need through the World Food Programme.

Furlow Fund Fall Dinner Fundraiser- was held last Fall at the FedEx Global Education Center raising hundreds to support cleft palate surgeries for Palestinian children.

Medicine and War Talk-was held on in the spring of 2012. UNC trauma surgeons Dr.Rezak and Dr. Montgomery, came and spoke about medicine during war time and shared their stories of their time in Iraq.

 

Annual Events:

Triangle Health Fair is held every year in April providing free health education, nutrition and other services to the citizens of the Triangle. UNC's MEMO has a booth that provides glucose tests, BMI, blood pressure and counseling on healthy living. In the spring of 2012, MEMO was able to serve hundreds of people and hand out flyers detailing tips and strategies to lower glucose, lose weight and eat healthier.

Mariam Clinic is a non-profit organization opened in 2007 whose services extend beyond medical services, fostering relationships among diverse groups sharing our vision for a healthier society. In addition to free health care, Mariam Clinic has an ACCESS Center. The ACCESS Center seeks to reduce barriers to healthcare and to address the unmet needs for social health programs. We serve adults with financial resources less than 200% of the poverty level and who are ineligible for federal or private health insurance.