PRESS RELEASE: 3-29-2010
Message from the Founder
United Cancer Foundation
It is with regret that we inform you that the United Cancer Foundation will be unable to bring in Remote Area Medical to run our free medical clinic scheduled to take place in Palm Beach County on April 10-11, 2010. Despite the considerable efforts of 30 + non profits, volunteers from UCF, and a few volunteers that were willing to help, we were unable to recruit enough local Dental and Vision professionals to meet the minimum requirements necessary from Remote Area Medical to validate transport, across many hundreds of miles, and tons of equipment vital to a clinic that was expected to draw thousands of patients for much-needed treatment and care.
Although we are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to offer these essential services to the deserving citizens of Palm Beach County, Florida, it is our hope that in the near future, legislation will allow duly licensed practitioners from other states to assist the Florida professionals. This change in legislation would greatly increase the number of volunteers that would be available to meet the demands of a large FREE healthcare clinic. We are hoping to co-promote the next RAM event with one of the larger organizations in Palm Beach County, which will involve many volunteers with many committees.
The great news is that after the Newspaper and TV coverage of our event being cancelled, there has been an overwhelming positive response from non medical and Medical residents that have come forward and indicated that they are willing to help with our next event. This would include, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Dade County as well as many other Counties in Florida!
The United Cancer Foundation is thanking you in advance for your patience. We will not make the same mistakes twice. Our Goal is to be better prepared with many additional volunteers for our next Remote Area Medical event that will take place this year. We hope to announce a new date over the coming months. Additionally, we would like to thank all those that had volunteered and our supporters from Palm Beach County and across the State for their help.
Please continue to visit our web site for updates and a new date for our Remote Area Medical event.
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Remote Area Medical®
Contact: Stan Brock
Founder & Volunteer Director of Operations
Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps
Phone: 865.579.1530 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote Area Medical® will be unable to conduct the free medical clinic scheduled to take place in Palm Beach County on April 10-11, 2010. The considerable efforts of local host Steve Kaplan to recruit local dental and vision professionals has not met the minimum requirements necessary to validate transport, across many hundreds of miles, of the tons of equipment vital to a clinic that is expected to draw thousands of patients for much-needed treatment and care. Although RAM has advised local and State authorities of the benefit of bringing in out-of-state licensed professionals to supplement those who could be recruited from within the state, there is currently no legal avenue for providers to cross into the state of Florida to provide free care to those in need. We are disappointed that we will not be able to offer these essential services to the deserving citizens of Florida. It is our hope that in the near future legislation will allow duly licensed practitioners from other states to offer free services at non-profit clinics (mobile or otherwise) to those in need in Florida, greatly increasing the likelihood that a sufficient number of volunteers would be available to staff such a clinic
Remote Area Medical is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization with no paid employees using
An airborne force of volunteers dedicated to serving mankind, providing free health care, veterinary services and technical and educational assistance in remote and rural areas of the United States and around the world.
PRESS RELEASE: 9-16-2009 Contact: Steven Kaplan 561-699-6103 - Download PDF Version
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL--Remote Area Medical® RAM, a provider of free healthcare throughout the country, plans to bring its services to the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Saturday and Sunday April 10 and 11, 2010. Beginning at 6:00AM daily.
RAM will team up with over 25 community organizations, area doctors, dentists and other medical providers who have volunteered, to offer free health services to those in need. There is no income test, no insurance requirement and services are restricted only by the number of patients that can be seen by volunteers present during the two day period. Supplies and equipment will be donated or provided by RAM.
DENTAL: Cleanings, fillings and extractions
VISION: Vision exams and free prescription glasses made onsite. (may not be able to make glasses for everyone.)
MEDICAL & WOMEN’S HEALTH: Mammograms (or free prescription for offsite screening) PSA test, pediatric exams, adult physicals (including diabetes and hypertension services), and Cancer education and information. Many additional non-medical services will also be available.
The Department of Health will provide information on Public Health resources and other ongoing services available. Medicaid, Legal Aide, and other organizations will be present to advise on additional services available in the community.
The following organizations and agencies have pledged their support:
- American Cancer Society
- Florida Department of Health (Palm Beach County)
- Health Care District of Palm Beach County
- Palm Beach County Medical Society
- Remote Area Medical (RAM)
- The South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Nova Southeastern University
- Florida Dental Association
- Connor Moran Children’s Cancer Foundation
- Florida Department of Children and Families
- The Jessie Trice Community Health Center
- Lions Club of South Florida
- Wayne Barton Study Center
- Florida Public Health Institute
- Caridad Center; Health, Education & Outreach
- Families First Palm Beach County
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- Schmidt Family Foundation
- I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 Stagehands Union
- Healthy Mothers / Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County
- New Beginnings Community Development Center
- Diabetes Education and Research Center F.A.U. - P.B.A.C.C.
- Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach
Additional Agencies pledging support @ www.unitedcancerfoundation.org