AMA – American Medical Association | Halloween for Diabetic Kids | 10/31/2013


Name of Organization: AMA – American Medical Association

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Event Information

Title of Event: Halloween for Diabetic Kids

Date of Event: 10/31/2013

Location of Event: Peds 4th Floor of Shands (wards 45,44, and 42)

Resubmission? No

Number of People Expected at the Event: 15

Has this event been held before? Yes

If so, How many participated before: 15

What is the Purpose of the Event? Most kids love Halloween. But, in families with diabetic children, the spookiness of the holiday is less associated with ghosts and goblins and more with candy treats. In partnership with the Pediatrics Interest Group (and possibly other professional student groups), AMA at UF will be putting together and passing out candy-free Halloween surprises to children with type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Clinic at Shands at UF. Through this project, we will also be educating medical students about the special needs of diabetic children and helping them see some of the potential substitutions that can be made to accommodate for these patients without sacrificing the fun.

What is the Benefit to the State, the university, and/or your organization? This project puts advocacy in action through education and hands-on patient outreach. Collaboration with other student groups and the fun Holiday theme will attract both student volunteers eager to get involved and media attention, leading to great publicity for the involved organizations. We hope this publicity will further increase our strong presence on campus, help us recruit new student members, and gain the respect of administrators, patients, and hospital guests.

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Vendor Description Cost sugar free snacks, plastic bags, cards $300
Walmart sugar free snacks, plastic bags, cards $315
Target sugar free candy, plastic bags, cards $315

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Other Funding Sources

Description Amount
AMA-MSS Section Involvement Grant (still pending) $100

We are doing this project in conjunction with the Pediatric Interest Group so we are buying all of the supplies together. Contact Antonia Zecevic if you have any questions: