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VUMC in the Community

VUMC encourages employees to register and vote

By Wayne Wood

Tennessee has low voter registration and turnout rates. The Medical Center is part of an effort to get more people involved.

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Shawn Drumgoole and scores of friends celebrate his birthday with a walk to Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

The man behind the social media sensation "We Walk with Shawn" says Vanderbilt saved his life 30 years ago

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Clothes Closet in need of donations of new items

By Wayne Wood

Due to COVID-19, used items are no longer accepted, but the need to help patients continues

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Before COVID, 90-year-old Bobby Hamm walked at 100 Oaks every day. His friends from the Dermatology clinic sent him a “missing you” gift.

By Kathy Whitney

Since his wife died several years ago, his daily walk was a way to stay connected to other people.

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They were married during the pandemic. They directed their wedding gifts to feed health care workers.

By Wayne Wood

Heather and Lewis Burwell's wedding didn't turn out like they planned. But they found a way to share their celebration with the community.

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Turning lemons into lemonade: Second grader raises money to help fight COVID-19

By Kelsey Herbers

“I think she understands that things have been taken away from those who are in the hospital just as she has had things taken away from her.”

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Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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At home with children? Have fun and get creative with this music toolkit.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Musical activities can also support one of the most critical social relationships: that between a parent and child.”

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Musicians can’t play for the children in person right now, so Seacrest Studio goes virtual

By Christina Echegaray

Singer-songwriter Payton Smith performs for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from…

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