Remote Area Medical (RAM) is an organization that brings volunteers from all over the country to provide health care screening, services, and education to people who don’t have regular access to medical care. VBCF attends the RAM clinics in Virginia and hosts a breast cancer education table. At the largest RAM clinic in Virginia, we run the cancer education program tent under the name “Becky’s Place”, in honor of the volunteer who grew the program. Through Becky’s Place in 2017, VBCF volunteers, made up of cancer survivors, nurses, and pharmacy students, taught 24 classes and offered tobacco cessation counseling to hundreds of people.
Below is a list of RAM events VBCF has attended, beginning with our expanded efforts in 2016:
2016- Buena Vista, Smyth County, Wise County, Lee County, and Grundy.
2017- Emporia, Wise County, and Warsaw.
See photos of past RAM events here.
RAM Wise Donations
We couldn’t do our work at RAM Wise, which occurs annually in July, without your help. Please consider donating to our RAM program. Particularly in demand are WalMart gift cards to purchase school supplies for local children (any denomination) or to serve as raffle prizes during our educational classes ($50). The school supplies are a major benefit to the children in Wise, and the raffle prizes ensure larger class sizes so more people can receive the health education we provide. When donating to us either through check or gift card for our RAM program, please indicate this on the memo line or in a note.
To donate or to volunteer, contact Erin Steigleder at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-345-8223 ext. 202. Donations can be mailed to VBCF at 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Suite 203, Richmond, VA 23294.