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Geisel Medical Students Deliver Care Packages to Cancer Patients

In celebration of Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care, the Geisel chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) created and distributed 100 care packages to patients receiving inpatient treatment at Dartmouth Cancer Center and to those receiving outpatient infusions.

The community service project, led by Arvind Suresh ’23, Maha Ahmed ’23, Marilyn Ndukwe ’23, Amaka Okorie’24, included students from all class years creating handwritten cards with positive messages to accompany the care packages.

The care packages included: insulated water bottles, extra-long charging cables, lip balms, unscented lotions, electrolyte mixes and nutritional supplements, socks, winter hats, teas, ginger chews, and assorted soaps/shampoos.

Items were donated by COOP Food Stores, Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, Maggie's Organics, Farmer's Body, Presence Marketing, Dartmouth Department of Dermatology, and the Geisel Office of Alumni Engagement. Items were also purchased with funding support from Geisel Student Government and the Fran Field Fund.

GHHS chapters at medical schools around the world host events and projects to celebrate patients and clinicians, the special bond of trust and compassion that yields the best care, and the importance of humanism in healthcare.

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