Join the Ferris State College of Pharmacy at the Red Project's Walk To Stop HIV!
The Ferris State University Class of 2019 is volunteering at the Grand Rapids Red Project’s Walk to Stop HIV on the morning of Saturday, September 9. We will be volunteering with them (helping with registration, set-up, etc.) and we also have a walk/run team. Feel free to volunteer, walk/run, or both! You WILL be able to submit these volunteer hours through CLACS. More information will be given after the event.
The Grand Rapids Red Project is “a safe place in which people can exercise their right to explore better health choices related to sexual activity and drug use, without judgement and without fear. We provide health resources, prevent the spread of disease, and save lives.”
Most notably, the Red Project provides clean needles and naloxone to the public, free of charge. As a previous pharmacist I worked for explained to me, “Providing clean syringes is a controversial topic and can sometimes create an uncomfortable situation for retail pharmacists. Personally as a pharmacist, my decision always comes down to this: Given that drugs will be abused intravenously regardless of what I do, can I act in a way that will decrease the spread of hepatitis and HIV? The answer is always yes! Needles will be reused if clean ones are not readily available and used ones are not disposed of properly.”
If you would like to volunteer, please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you plan to walk/run, volunteer, or both.
Learn more about the Red Project here: http://redproject.org
Learn more about the Walk to Stop HIV: http://redproject.org/walktostophiv/
Visit/Like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RedProjectGR/