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Tucson Pima Medical Institute Students Provide Hope Where it’s Needed Most

Posted: October 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Baker

A Pima Medical student helps a visitor at Tucson's HopeFest Pima Medical Institute students volunteer at the Tucson HopeFest last year.

TUCSON, Ariz. (Oct. 22, 2015) -- Tucson’s annual HopeFest is right around the corner, and like years past, Pima Medical Institute students and staff will provide a large portion of the care to those in need of medical assistance. 
More than 100 students and staff from Pima Medical will provide flu shots, glucose and blood pressure checks, vision screenings, reading glasses, teeth cleaning services and tooth extractions to those in need. Last year 16,000 people were served and more than $1.5 million in services and goods were provided.
HopeFest is on Saturday, Oct. 24 and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kino Stadium. It offers free services and goods on a first-come, first-served basis, including medical, dental, groceries, clothing, haircuts, diapers and other personal care items to adults and children. Dental services start at 5 a.m. and are for adults only. 
More information may be found at www.hopefest.com.

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Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to provide students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental, veterinary and nursing fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from nursing, medical assistant and radiology technician to veterinary assistant and dental hygienist.
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