UTHSC Raises Nearly $16,000 for Haiti Relief Efforts

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $16,000 for relief efforts in Haiti.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $16,000 for relief efforts in Haiti. More than $10,100 was raised during a one-day fundraising drive on the main campus of the Health Science Center right here in Memphis. UTHSC faculty, staff and students brought cash and checks to three different campus locations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

UT Cancer Institute (UTCI) raised nearly $5,700 for Haiti relief efforts over the course of two days, most through payroll deductions. With nearly 200 employees in 10 locations throughout Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, UTCI is a unique partnership between the UT Health Science Center and Boston Baskin Cancer Group. This singular association combines the research and teaching capabilities of a leading institution of higher learning with the patient care of the Mid-South’s largest cancer physicians group. UTCI fundraising efforts will continue through January 21.

“The faculty, students and staff of the Health Science Center have truly shown, once again, the difference that each of us can make when we work together,” said UTHSC Interim Chancellor Steve J. Schwab.