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UW School of Nursing sells Calendar to Raise Funds for Honduras Clinic

November 22, 2011
Woman taking man's blood pressure
This is among photos included in the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing calendar being sold to raise money to support building a health clinic in Honduras. (UW Photo)

The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing will raise money by selling calendars to support building a health clinic in Honduras.

The 12-month 2012 calendar is composed of artistic photographs taken on previous trips to offer clinical assistance in Honduras. Most of the photos were taken by award-winning UW photographer Ted C. Brummond. The calendar is 12"x12" closed and 12"x24" opened. The calendar also includes quotes from students reflecting on their experiences in Honduras.

The suggested price per calendar is $25. The first $5 will pay for the actual calendar, and the balance will support the building of the health clinic in Honduras. Any amount over the $5 per calendar will be tax-deductible, and the UW Foundation will send you a receipt for that amount.

Since the nursing school's first trip to Honduras in 2007, the university has built a strong relationship with the community of Agua Salada. The UW School of Nursing has sent two to three brigades a year to that area. The brigades, composed of students, faculty, and community professionals, have provided primary health care, health education and dental and social work services to Agua Salada citizens.

"People from all around Wyoming, UW faculty and UW students have a deepened resolve to make a long-term difference in Agua Salada by establishing a permanent site -- La Clinica de Agua Salada," says nursing faculty member Penelope Caldwell, who has spearheaded UW's involvement in Honduras. "By building our own clinic, we build a sustainable healthcare system for this very poor rural region of Honduras. Our UW engineers are in the process of designing and building the first such clinic in this area."

UW has partnered with Shoulder to Shoulder, a non-governmental organization that has been well-established in Honduras since the early 1990s.

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