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November 3, 2011

SIU Med School Sponsors “ThinkFirst” Poinsettia Fundraiser

“ThinkFirst,” an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, is offering its ninth annual poinsettia fundraiser.

Poinsettia, Christmas cactuses and Cyclamens will be available in various sizes and colors with prices ranging from $5 to $25.

The deadline for placing orders and sending pre-payment is Wednesday, November 30th. Plants will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Tuesday, December 6.  Pickup location is the medical school’s warehouse/dock at 327 W. Calhoun Ave.

ThinkFirst is a brain and spinal cord injury prevention program of the orthopedic surgery department at SIU School of Medicine.  Proceeds raised from the sale of the plants will be used to purchase bicycle helmets, child safety seats and safety educational materials for children in central Illinois.

Order forms are available by contacting Nancy Kyrouac at 217-545-7766 or or can be downloaded online at  Checks are payable to Shelby County Community Services, which provides mental health and rehabilitation services and is partnering with ThinkFirst for this project.