VCOM students’ second-annual chili cookoff
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) hosted the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Monday, November 12th at the VCOM 2 building. With approximately 200 guests and 25 different chilis, the event raised $1000 for VCOM’s Appalachian Rural Outreach. The Student Chapter of the Virginia Rural Health Association was responsible for organizing and conducting the event. Local businesses, including Kroger, Food Lion, Frosty Parrot, Wal-Mart, Sharkey’s, Moe’s, Olive Garden, Chick-fil-A, and El Mariachi’s, all pitched in to offer food and prizes to the participants.
As part of VCOM’s mission to provide health to those most in need, these funds will go directly to providing medical supplies for free clinics and health outreach events throughout the region. Meg Sorrell, Student President of VCOM’s VRHA chapter was thrilled with the results. “The support from the local business community was tremendous. This event exceeded expectations and we are thrilled that students, faculty and staff had a great time while raising money for a great cause. The money raised will go a long way towards providing help for underserved people in Southwest Virginia.”
– Submitted by William King
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