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BRIDGE Clinic receives donation from Temple Terrace Rotary Club

Yohan Perera, fourth-year medical student and executive director of the USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, accepts a $3,000 donation for the clinic the from Rotary Club of Temple Terrace past president Kathleen Armstrong, PhD, and Richard T. Downs, current president. Also pictured are Clinic volunteers and Rotary Club members.

The USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic received a $3,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Temple Terrace Sept. 19.

This is the club’s third year supporting the student-run clinic through their annual BrewFest fundraiser, according to Richard Downs, Rotary Club president.

“These are great volunteers doing a great service for the community and we are excited and proud to support them,” Downs said.

Erin Angell, a fourth-year medical student and BRIDGE communications director, said generous donations are how the clinic continues to operate.

“We are very grateful to the Rotoary Club of Temple Terrace for including the BRIDGE Clinic in their BrewFest and for their continued support and contributions throughout the year,” Angell said.

The USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, located on the fifth floor of the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, is a student directed, free clinic for uninsured patients living near the university. The clinic is open every Tuesday and one Thursday per month from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Volunteers see approximately 650 patients per year.

Story and Photo by Fredrick J. Coleman