Operation Pretty as a Peach

$5,441
108%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
49 Donors
53
days left
Project ends on April 01, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Operation Pretty as a Peach

What is RAM?

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a non-profit organization that works with local community leaders to host free pop-up clinics in medically underserved rural areas. In the greater part of Georgia there are many remote areas, specifically 89 of Georgia’s 159 counties have been designated Primary Care Shortage Areas, where there is a lack of access to healthcare resources. An overwhelming 41% of Georgia’s rural hospitals are overburdened and at high risk of closure. RAM clinics over the last year collectively provided treatment to 45,000 patients totaling 15 million dollars in medical treatments. By providing free and publicly accessible medical clinics, RAM improves healthcare options for thousands of individuals. RAM Emory members are committed to increasing student awareness of rural health disparities and act to alleviate them.

Emory RAM’s Impact

Emory RAM is a student-led chapter of the national RAM organization. Emory RAM’s operation began in 2019, with our most recent clinic conducted in Louisville, Georgia in September of 2021. 

In 2021, we were able to recruit 60 healthcare providers and serve 219 patients. Overall, we provided $120,297 worth of free healthcare services! The majority of the general support volunteers were composed of Emory student volunteers. Students handled patient registration, worked as patient guides, managed parking lots, acted as translators, performed as medical or dental assistants, and even made eyeglasses. Our work does not end at our own clinic as we volunteer at other RAM clinics in neighboring states throughout the year. We hope to continue to grow these initiatives and serve our communities, but we need your support!

Your Impact

Emory RAM is planning its next clinic, which will take place in September 2023. With this clinic, Emory RAM aims to treat approximately 400 patients and provide over $200,000 worth of medical treatments, at no cost to the patients. We have established a goal of $5,000 to make this clinic a reality! While healthcare professionals and volunteers will be recruited and medical machinery, such as x-ray machines & optometry phoropters, will be provided by the national RAM organization, funding at this level will allow us to cover the costs of remaining clinic supplies. 

With your support, we will be one step closer to providing Georgians with the critical care needed. Gifts of all amounts and at any level will mitigate the costs associated with running a free clinic significantly! We cannot thank you enough for making our efforts and service possible through your generosity and for joining us as we work towards a healthier future for these often-ignored communities.


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$30

$30

Your donation can help us provide one Pap test for a patient!

$100

$100

Your contribution can help support one hotel room for volunteers.

$250

$250

Your donation can help us feed the volunteers at our clinic and support the patients who wait overnight to receive care!

$477

$477

Did you know the average health insurance premium for a 40-year-old is $477 per month? RAM serves individuals who are unable to afford these costs.

$1,000

$1,000

Running a clinic demands a lot financially and your generosity at this level can allay that cost significantly! Giving at this level can change the lives of many by giving them healthcare otherwise unattainable.

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