“Fundraising comes from the heart,” says Nikole Schriefer, director of career services at the Dover campus of the Harris School of Business. Students enrolled in healthcare training in Dover recently held a successful fundraiser for Kay’s Kamp, a Delaware-based summer camp for children with cancer. “Our students are a very caring group of individuals, and we are so proud of their efforts to raise money for this important organization,” continues Ms. Schriefer.
Located in Middletown, Delaware, Kay’s Kamp provides a week-long camp for children ages 5-17 who are currently battling cancer or who are in remission. Undergoing cancer treatment is a difficult challenge for anyone, and particularly so for children. Rather than a childhood filled with school, friends, and play, children with cancer spend too much of their childhood in doctor’s offices and hospitals, often in tremendous pain or discomfort. The camp provides a chance to regain some of that lost childhood in a medically-supervised environment. The camp is offered free of charge to all of the campers.
The fundraiser at the Harris School raised over $500 to support children attending the summer camp. Funds were raised through a raffle and “dress down” days where students could donate money in exchange for dressing down for a day.
“Through getting involved with a health-related organization like Kay’s Kamp, we can help our own students to truly grasp the human side of healthcare,” explains Ms. Schriefer. “This is a perfect fit with the healthcare training programs we provide here at Harris. Working with Kay’s Kamp helps to re-affirm our students’ decisions to enter a helping profession where they can truly make a positive impact on someone’s life.”
Kay’s Kamp camp is the vision of a young woman named Kaylyn E. Warren who died of leukemia at a young age. She realized how cancer had stolen the “normalcy” from her childhood, and wanted to provide a camp experience that helped to restore this normal feeling for children. Kaylyn’s family, as well as her hospice nurse Mary Ellen McKnight have turned Kaylyn’s vision into a reality.
In addition to supporting Kay’s Kamp, the Dover campus has also reached out to other organizations that help children with cancer. Students and staff raised over $125 for the Ronald McDonald House and over $1,200 for the Baldrick Foundation.
Healthcare Training in Dover: Programs Offered at Harris
Participating in this fundraiser is one example of how getting healthcare training in Dover is more than just learning job skills. Students also learn to be a part of their community, and to reach out to others in need. The Dover campus offers four programs in the field of healthcare/allied health:
Health Claims Specialist: This program provides medical billing and coding training, and prepares students with the skills they need to process health insurance claims and work as a medical biller or medical coder.
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is gaining recognition as more and more people are discovering the benefits of massage. This program trains students on a range of massages—from Swedish massage to hot stone massage—and the importance of safe and effective massage techniques.
Professional Medical Assistant: Medical assistants are an important link between patients, doctors, and nurses. At the Harris School, they are trained to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.
Surgical Technologist: A good deal of technology and specialized equipment are used in today’s operating room. Surgical technologists are trained to help set up operating rooms, help monitor equipment during procedures, and support the surgical team as they perform operations.
If you are interested in healthcare training in Dover, Wilmington, or our other campuses outside of Delaware, please contact the Harris School today. Visit our programs page to see our full listing of programs and campuses, so that you can find the best fit for you. Or call 1-800-510-7920, and a representative will be happy to tell you more about starting a new career path at the Harris School of Business.