AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Building Tomorrow Pancake Breakfast
Project type(s) Community Service,Fundraiser
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter University of Virginia SOM
Project Coordinator Jason Franasiak
Summary of project UVA SOM's AMSA chapter sponsored the 2nd Annual Medical School Pancake Breakfast on December 1st, World AIDS Day. Over $1500 was raised benefitting Building Tomorrow: Destination Kampala, a grassroots organization begun by a medical student at UVA. The organization seeks to raise funds to build schools in impoverished areas in Kampala, Uganda and benefits many vulnerable children severely impacted by HIV/AIDS. In addition, Emily Sloan, UVA's World AIDS Fellow, collaborated with the breakfast to educate medical students about the health worker shortage in Africa and the adverse affects it has on the helth system. Students could participate in a letter writing campaign or simply get information about the issues at hand. The event brought together students, faculty, and staff of both UVA Health System as well as the University at large and gained outstanding local media coverage. We look forward to being a part of the event again next year!

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 26
Participant hours involved 78 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $120
Project funding Local chapter funds,Medical school funds,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Publicity was done through multiple outlets including local papers, UVA's Web paper, flyering, and e-mails. This was an effective way to reach our target audience.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions As momentum builds with the project, a larger publicity campaign will make the event even more successful.