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Volunteer Opportunity - Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, Sept. 27-29

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun Run/1K Kid Run

UTMB volunteers and runners are needed for the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and the Scamper 5K Fun Run/1K Kid Run, to be held on September 27-29, 2013.  

Proceeds from the run and the Shrimp Festival will benefit UTMB Health’s Justin David Hughes Fund and the Ronald McDonald House. The Justin David Hughes Fund was established by Dr. John and Mrs. Susan Hughes, parents of Justin Hughes a student in UTMB’s School of Medicine who would have graduated from UMTB in June 2010. Instead, Justin received his medical degree posthumously. He suffered from depression and as a result committed suicide in July 2009. His parents, family members and friends established the Justin David Hughes Fund at UTMB to raise awareness and educate medical students and faculty on the warning signs and treatment of depression in hopes of preventing future tragedies. 

Volunteer Schedule:

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

5-7 p.m.  Fun Run Early Packet and Gumbo Stroll bag stuffing

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

5-7 p.m.  Fun Run Early Packet and Gumbo Stroll bag stuffing

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

5-8 p.m.  Fun Run Early Packet Pickup Beerfoot Beach Bar, 2816 Ave R 1/2

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

7-9 a.m.   Registration and route monitor Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun Run/1K Kid Run

9 a.m. - noon  Shrimp Fest information booths Saengerfest Park

12 -4 p.m. Shrimp Fest information booths Saengerfest Park

Please contact Diana Davison for volunteer details, dldaviso@utmb.edu or (409) 747-2739.

Shrimp Festival website: http://www.yagaspresents.com/shrimpfestival/

 




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