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NSU Students Participate in Day of Dignity Event

Day of Dignity

(Back – left to right) Duchess Domingo, Brandon Martinez, Daniel Diaz (front – left to right) Malcolm Wynter, Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D.

NSU College of Pharmacy students and faculty members of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) recently participated in the Day of Dignity event at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale. Day of Dignity is an event that takes place in several cities throughout the United States to help families and individuals in need. The event creates an opportunity for caring individuals from diverse communities to provide services to their neighbors.

Led by NSU faculty member Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., SCCP members provided body mass index screenings as well as counseling to families about the importance of exercise and eating healthy. SNPhA members offered blood pressure screenings and counseling. With obesity being such a prevalent issue in our society and many members of this community having limited access to health services, the services provided by NSU faculty and students were greatly appreciated. In addition to the health screenings the event provided food, clothing, toys, bicycles, and other resources to approximately 600 members of the community.

NSU College of Pharmacy participants included Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., Daniel Diaz, Duchess Domingo, Heather Jarvis, Victor Liang, Brandon Martinez, Paras Patel, and Malcolm Wynter. The event was organized by Sheava Blackman, SCCP Community Chair.