Ultimate Medical Academy Supports All Children’s Hospital Radiothon
January 6, 2014, Tampa, FL – In its continued commitment to providing outstanding community support, Ultimate Medical Academy participated in the 6th Annual US 103.5 FM Cares for Kids Radiothon, held December 5 and 6, 2013.
Fifteen UMA representatives, including 12 Associate Degree Nursing students, manned the phones from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 5th, helping raise a total of $198,636 during the two-day event – an increase of nearly $7k from 2012.
Since its inception in 2008, the radiothon has now raised more than $960k. Donations are used where they are needed most at All Children’s Hospital – supporting programs and services that help children throughout the community as well as growth, research and education to help tomorrow’s youth.
“UMA remains focused on being a leader in supporting children’s health initiatives and organizations through monetary donations and directly participating in numerous events, and the radiothon is one example,” said Ultimate Medical Academy CEO Steve Kemler. “Just as All Children’s Hospital is a dedicated leader in providing exceptional pediatric care for children, UMA strives to be a leader in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals through our daily classes.”
In addition to the hours spent on the phones, UMA remains an All Children’s Corporate Grand Donor. Recently, Ultimate Medical Academy sponsored the cost of the Sensory Integration Therapy Lab in the Children’s Rehabilitation Center.
“I am glad we chose to volunteer in this particular charity,” said UMA Tampa Campus Director Silvina Lamoureux. “Listening to the children and the parents, one gets a different perspective. It teaches us humility and it inspires us to never take anything for granted.”
Lamoureux added that since the students thoroughly enjoyed participating, the radiothon will be added as part of UMA’s charity outreach program. Three students were so moved, that Lamoureux said they are determined to pursue pediatrics career opportunities following graduation.