Allen School of Health Sciences Goes Beyond the Classroom to Help Those in Need

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The Allen School of Health Sciences prides itself on taking student learning into the community and supporting an important cause every month, with August focusing on Immunization Awareness.

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Every month we have a cause that we support through education, fundraising and community participation, an internal initiative called the ‘Institution for HOPE’ (Helping Other People Endure).

The Allen School of Health Sciences, one of the nation’s most dedicated institutions in training graduates to become successful healthcare professionals, recently announced it is raising funds for its cause of the month.

“Every month we have a cause that we support through education, fundraising and community participation, an internal initiative called the ‘Institution for HOPE’ (Helping Other People Endure),” said Jason Teich, President of Allen School of Health Sciences. “For August, we are raising funds for immunization awareness.”

To date in 2016, Allen School of Health Sciences has raised funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s, the heart, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, AIDS, mental health and skin cancer. Future campaigns will include Sickle Cell (September), breast cancer (October) and Diabetes (November) awareness, as well as a pediatrics toy drive in December.

“In addition to our institutional causes, each of our classes picks a cause they are dedicated to as they progress through their education with us, and research and present educational pieces on their cause,” said Teich. “They find local organizations that are dedicated to their cause and raise funds in various ways to then support these causes, including Diabetes, healthy living, Multiple Sclerosis, the Lymphoma Society, child abuse, homelessness, Autism and depression.”

In the last year alone, Allen School of Health Sciences students have raised approximately $10,000 via bake sales, penny wars, car washes, toy drives, food and hygiene item collections, T-shirt sales, sales of items branded for a particular cause (e.g., red bracelets for Heart Month) and more. Additionally, funds raised were matched by Teich.

“We also host guest speakers, conduct blood drives and attend community events, including walks and runs, and take part in popular ‘challenges,’ such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” said Teich.

About Allen School of Health Sciences
Since 1961, the Allen School of Health Sciences has provided quality Health Science programs in the Greater New York City area, including Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. It seeks to educate students on how to think critically, analyze, solve problems, and communicate effectively through an enriching academic experience. Allen School of Health Sciences has campuses in Jamaica, Queens and Brooklyn, NY, and Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please call (888) 620-6745, or visit http://www.allenschool.edu.

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