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Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018

 

In light of Hurricane Michael's effects in Gadsden County and the surrounding affected areas, Dance Marathon at FSU would like to highlight the consistent health efforts provided by some of our beneficiaries. 

 

Big Bend Hospice and the triage staff at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House has continued to care for patients throughout the brunt of the Hurricane. The main location has returned to its full operating hours as of October 12th and strives to resume providing its patients with the best care possible. 

 

The pharmacy at Bond Community Health Center has remained open in order to stay accessible for those in need of medications. The Health Center is expected to reopen for urgent cases, walk-ins, and prescription refills as soon as October 12th. 

 

Affecting the lowest ranked county in Florida for access to healthcare, Hurricane Michael has severely impacted over 1,000 children in Gadsden County and its neighboring Leon County communities. School closures throughout the city have been detrimental to the large majority of Gadsden County children who rely on schools for daily access to breakfast and lunch.

 

Dance Marathon at FSU is incredibly proud of the many institutions dedicated to maintaining the health of the members of the Tallahassee community and its surrounding areas.

 

Despite adversity, we dedicate ourselves to continue our efforts and stand for those who can't.

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