06/04/2014 -- CCAC student nurses host free health picnic for area homeless

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Club will host their second annual Picnic with Healthcare Options, Saturday, June 7 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Cedar Park located on Pittsburgh’s North Side, adjacent to Allegheny General Hospital’s ER department. The event is aimed at helping the area’s homeless and others obtain free healthcare, safety and prevention information, including blood pressure and diabetes screenings. Other participating organizations include Allegheny General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Light of Life Rescue Mission.

In addition to the free health information and screening, CCAC student nurses will provide and serve a picnic lunch for all participants. Participants will enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs with CCAC nursing students, faculty and alumni donating all the salads, side dishes and desserts.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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