This was a 3 day event with those who have either no insurance or those without enough insurance to receive both free medical and dental care. 1700 volunteers showed to make all of this possible.
Remote Area Medical Founder Receives 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize – RAM Returning to Los Angeles April 27th
If you remember back last year, the group was there to offer help in New Orleans and have put on two massive free clinics in the Los Angeles area as well as a couple in northern California in the last couple of years.
Here’s a few words from the founder at the Free Clinic held this weekend and some of the doctors who are volunteering their time, it’s not getting any better with healthcare in the US otherwise these folks would not have to be here. For many in the area and for those who travel to the clinic, it’s the only healthcare they receive. BD
WISE — Upwards of 4,000 people shrugged off the muggy heat of a Friday simmering its way toward sweltering as the 12th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition got under way at the Wise County Fairgrounds.
About 1,700 volunteers — roughly 1,000 of them medical professionals — got busy before the crack of dawn on Friday to provide free medical, dental and eye care services to all-comers. Gates opened for patient registration at 6 a.m., and by 7 a.m. all 1,500 dental and eye care slots for the day had been filled, with another 200 to 300 people opting for the medicalservices-only line.