Remote Area Medical hosts free health expedition in Grundy, VA this weekend

GRUNDY, VA (WJHL) – Remote Area Medical of Virginia will have a free healthcare expedition this weekend in Southwest Virginia.

The following is a release from Remote Area Medical:

Remote Area Medical of Virginia (RAM Virginia) will conduct a FREE health care expedition in Grundy, VA, the weekend of October 1st & 2nd of 2016.

This will be RAM Virginia’s fourteenth year in Grundy. A Public Service Announcement and any news coverage you can give us for this event will be greatly appreciated.RAM Clinic Logo

About Remote Area Medical: Remote Area Medical, volunteer medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and around the world.

RAM was founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, who worked as an assistant to Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.

The group’s work was originally confined to Third World countries, but later shifted towards the US. In 2015, RAM Volunteers delivered free health care to 27,814 people in the US, over 5,000 of whom received care in Virginia.

Remote Area Medical of Virginia: Remote Area Medical of Virginia is a non-profit healthcare organization bringing all-volunteer free short term clinics in Virginia to those needing dental, vision and medical care. Since its founding on the steps of the state’s Capitol Building in 2014, RAM Virginia has established new clinics in Lee County, Smyth County, and Warsaw, Virginia, and overseen the established clinics at Wise, Virginia (17 yrs), Grundy, Virginia (14 yrs), and Buena Vista, Virginia.

Headed by its President, Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, Optometrist, the affiliate works to expand quality medical, dental, and vision clinics throughout Virginia. This is done in an effort to alleviate the growing need for affordable healthcare for thousands of underserved Virginians.

To find out more about RAM of Virginia, visit or find us on Facebook at Remote Area Medical of Virginia.

The Mission of Mercy (MOM) is a program of the nonprofit Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF), conducted in partnership with the VCU School of Dentistry and RAM to provide dental services at the event. To address the overwhelming need for access to free oral health care, Dr. Terry Dickinson created the MOM program in 2000 to provide high-quality dental care for underserved Virginians. The MOM program operates mobile clinics in strategic locations across the State, providing preventive, restorative, and surgical dental treatments to more than 4,000 low-income individuals each year. VCU School of Dentistry students, faculty, and staff, as well as hundreds of volunteer dentists and dental professionals, donate their time and talents to these projects each year.

Local RAM Virginia volunteers Sandy Stiltner and Frannie Baxter-Minton are coordinating the Grundy event. For more information on patient services, or to volunteer time, medical services, medical supplies, or food, please contact Sandy or Frannie.

Sandy Stiltner (276) 935-6508;

Frannie Baxter-Minton, R.N. (276) 498-7059 or (276) 935-2880;

See also: RAM 2016 Grundy, VA flyer (.pdf)


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