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OHOW weeklong fundraiser

January 4th, 2011

IVSA Penny Drive

The 2nd Annual “One Health One World (OHOW)” weeklong fundraiser will be held during the first week of winter term. The mission of OHOW is to stimulate thought and discussion among veterinary students and faculty about our role as members of an ever-increasingly interconnected web of health care professionals around the world. Health and disease extend beyond species, country, environmental and economic borders. In disaster response, veterinary service work plays an important role in the healing of a community. We want to encourage members of the OSU CVM community to truly see themselves as citizens of the world, and members of the one health community. When you see yourself this way, you realize that in providing service to those in need:  “It is ourselves we are helping. It is ourselves we are healing” — Dr. G. Venkataswamy, founder, Aravind Eye Care System

Last year, over $500 was raised to support Mercy Corps and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) efforts in Haiti disaster relief. The focus of this year’s fundraiser will be to aid in the development of sustainable agriculture programs and veterinary education in Afghanistan. This year’s supporting clubs are Shelter Medicine Club, Christian Veterinary Fellowship, Ag Animal Club, Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) and International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA). Each club will host a lunch time fundraiser with all proceeds to be divided between Mercy Corps and the Afghanistan Veterinary Association. At the end of the week, everyone is encouraged to join the OHOW Committee for celebration and reflection at Woodstock’s Pizza at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 7. Be sure to mention OHOW as Woodstock’s will be donating 30 percent of profits to Mercy Corps in support of the event!

Please remember to bring spare change to the Magruder Lobby from January 3-7 to help raise funds for Afghanistan as well as compete in the Penny Drive Competition (winner gets an Ice Cream Party served by IVSA — see lobby for more information)! Additionally, checks may also be made out directly to Mercy Corps and collected throughout the week.

O, HOW are we going to save the world? Together.

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