Fleur-De-Lis Connection Volume 25, Issue 3 | Page 6

THE HEALING PLACE 5K CLASSIC The 27th Annual Healthcare Classic 5K will take place on, Saturday March 28, 2015 at Cherokee Park.Presented by the University of Louisville School of Medicine with all proceeds benefitting The Healing Place addiction recovery center. The 5K registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $25. All pre-registered participants will receive a free T-shirt. Those interested can register online at www.thehealingplace. org/events. Cherokee Park is located at 745 Cochran Hill Rd. 5K participants will meet at Hogan’s Foundation. Come out and support a great cause! SHARING AMERICA’S MARROW GOES NATIONWIDE Louisville native Sam Kimura was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia in 2010. A bone marrow transplant was essential to treatment of the disease, but a visit to the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry found no matches for Sam’s tissue type. Sam Kimura along with her sister, Alex Kimura, and their friend Taylor Shorten set out to change the lack of American donors by creating the proactive organization, Sharing America’s Marrow (SAM), to give those in need of a transplant a voice and to sign up marrow donors across the nation. The three are currently in the midst of a journey across all 50 states with a goal of registering 50,000 people as bone marrow donors. Their trip began on January 19, 2015, here in Louisville and is scheduled to last all year with the trio visiting Hawaii just before Christmas. Becoming a bone marrow donor is simple. Participants need simply to fill out basic paperwork and take an inner cheek swab to register. For more information about the program and becoming a bone marrow donor, visit www.sharingamericasmarrow.com. 6 HEALING HANDS PHYSICIAN AND STUDENT ART The U of L School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society will host the first “Healing Hands: The Artwork of Medical Professionals” exhibit this spring. All practicing physicians, nurses and dentists as well as medical, nursing and dental students are invited to contribute original artwork to the exhibit which will take place for 2-4 weeks beginning in April. All shapes and sizes of artwork is welcome to the exhibit including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and sketches. “Your art won’t just be on display for peers or friends, but everyone,” said Cullen Clark, 2015 GHHS Student Chair. “Doctors are often stereotyped as cold scientists, but in reality they are wellrounded, caring people. They can create beautiful works of art like anyone else. We’re organizing this exhibit to show that there’s more to physicians than just a white coat.” The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. Donations can be dropped off at the U of L Student Affairs Office or a member of GHHS can personally pick up the artwork at your convenience. For more information about the submission process, contact Clark at [email protected]. All art pieces are considered on loan and will be returned to the physician or student at the end of the exhibition unless the artists wishes to sell their work at the show. If so, the seller may choose to donate some or all of the sale price to a charity of their choice. The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a part of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works with healthcare professionals in training and in practice to instill a culture of respect, dignity and compassion for patients and professionals. For more information about GHHS and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, visit www.humanism-in-medicine.org. Note: The Medicaid Roundtable previously scheduled for March 5th will take place on the morning of April 16th at 7 a.m. in The Old Medical School Building. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Physician Education and Practice Support Department at [email protected] GLMS NEWS MARCH 2015