SIU Med School Sponsors “ThinkFirst” Poinsettia Fundraiser

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November 6, 2012

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 tenth annual poinsettia fundraiser.

Poinsettias, 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 Friday, November 16. Plants will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 27. Pickup location is the medical school’s warehouse/dock at 327 W. Calhoun Ave, Springfield.

ThinkFirst is a brain and spinal cord injury prevention program of the orthopedic surgery division 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 nkyrouac@siumed.edu or can be downloaded online at www.siumed.edu/thinkfirst.  Checks are payable to Shelby County Community Services. This agency provides mental health and rehabilitation services and is partnering with ThinkFirst for this project.

Phone 217-545-8000
P.O. Box 19620
Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.

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