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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we would like to give a very warm welcome to the MOVE's new St. Luke's Chair, Edward Ackley.

St. Luke's currently partners with VCOM-Carolinas' Medical Outreach and Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) organization. Each year a new secretary is appointed for the organization and serves as the liaison between St. Luke's and MOVE. We currently have 122 VCOM students volunteering at our clinic, with a majority coming from MOVE. The St. Luke's Chair works closely with our Volunteer and Development VISTA in implementing sustainable ways for volunteer recruitment and retention with students in MOVE.

We are so grateful and excited to have Edward on our team and cannot wait for all the great things Edward will accomplish at the clinic!

About Edward:

I am a first-year medical student at VCOM, and I am from Lexington, South Carolina! I graduated from Clemson University in 2021. In my past experiences, I volunteered and worked in different medical settings, such as the Free Medical Clinic of South Carolina, the Sullivan Center Clinic at Clemson, and as a phlebotomist in Clemson S.C.

Why St. Luke's?:

Whenever I think back to my previous healthcare experiences, I am encouraged to keep taking steps in the pursuit of combating the hurt and neglect of those who cannot afford healthcare. There are people who need to be cared for and loved in Spartanburg at the St Luke’s Clinic, and I want to be a part of St Luke’s mission in meeting the needs of the underserved population of Spartanburg.

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