Campbell University’s Physician Assistant Program presented a $5,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina today to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
“As future PAs, many of us will treat children with life-threatening illnesses similar to those that are granted wishes,” said Kaitlyn Schmid, a first-year PA student at Campbell University. “And though we will work specifically on the medical end, we all know the significance of ‘play’ in their overall well-being and care.”
To raise support, the students and faculty in the PA Program hosted a golf tournament earlier this month. Over 40 golfers participated to benefit the charity. During the tournament, the PA Program honored a Campbell University alumnus and former Make-A-Wish child, Amber McNeill. McNeill is a 2012 graduate of Campbell who recently celebrated ten years of remission from Ewing’s sarcoma.
“The tournament was a huge success,” said Schmid, who coordinated the event. “We were excited to make a donation as well as raise awareness of this invaluable foundation and what it does for the children within our local communities.“
Finishing 18 under par, first place went to Richard Lowry, Stuart Wattlington, Charles Watson and Carlton Floyd, 2014 student pharmacist. Floyd also received the longest drive award. Eugene Foushee, husband of pharmacy graduate Leigh Foushee, PharmD ’00, won the closest to the pin competition.
Photo: Thirty-four students in Campbell University’s Physician Assistant Program present a $5,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina.