Each year, first- and second-year UBC medical students raise money for rural medicine through social activities and fundraising endeavors. The Class of 2015 raised $9293 through this year’s efforts, and voted to donate the funds to Hope Air, a Canada-wide charity that arranges free flights to transport low-income families to specialized health care services available only in urban centres.
For families in remote communities, accessing medical care can require days off work, high travel costs, and stress. In 2012, Hope Air provided 6091 free flights across Canada, with 70% of the flights occurring in BC.
This year’s UBC med student donation translates to almost 40 flights for individuals in British Columbia who must travel to access health care.
To learn more about Hope Air visit www.hopeair.ca or call 1 877 346-4673.
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