UMA Joins Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as Event Sponsor
Tampa, FL, September 26th, 2016 – For the third year in a row, Ultimate Medical Academy employees will don their sneakers and hit the road to support the annual walk in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, aims to honor cancer survivors and raise awareness about steps people can take to reduce cancer risk.
This year, UMA has pledged a $5,000 sponsorship at the annual Hillsborough walk on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Amalie Arena. In addition, the institution is encouraging staff members to donate to this worthy cause. The first 150 employees to individually donate will receive a UMA pink scrub top to wear at the walk, showing support for breast cancer awareness while demonstrating school pride.
Last year, UMA and its staff donated more than $5,000 for the event, and the institution has raised more than $20,000 throughout its years of participation.
“We love events like this, where we can get out and be active within the community,” said Dan Soschin, UMA’s vice president who is spearheading the school’s philanthropy initiatives. “As a healthcare-focused school, this is a cause near and dear to the hearts of our staff, students, faculty and alumni. We regularly promote health and wellness within our organization. Sponsoring Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a wonderful opportunity to place focus on research for a cure and support for those fighting cancer. We’re honored to raise funds for cancer research, patient support, prevention and early detection.”
Mallory McLean, Community Manager for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Hillsborough, said: “Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters like Ultimate Medical Academy, the American Cancer Society is able to be there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction.”
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.