Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants

Oct 5, 2019 - Heroes Against Hunger 5K and PArty!

Posted 28 days ago by Tara Bruner

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On October 5th, students from the UAMS PA Program will be hosting their 6th annual Heroes Against Hunger 5k at Murray Park in Little Rock. This race serves to increase awareness about the PA profession, as well as benefit the Arkansas Food Bank Food for Kids Program. 100% of race proceeds are donated to this program, which has totaled nearly $32,000 in 5 years, providing 160,000 meals to kids in our state facing food insecurity.

This is a family-friendly race and will offer free flu shots, fluoride varnish for kids, a book walk for kids courtesy of the Central Arkansas Library System, and prizes for best adult and kid superhero costumes. Tren al Sur, a Venezuelan-inspired food truck, will be selling delicious breakfast items. To sign up, or learn more, visit: https://heroesagainsthunger.raceroster.com/.

Immediately following the race, there will be a PArty for all Arkansas PAs, PA students, and PA supporters. This will be a relaxed-atmosphere gathering where you will be able to connect with others from across the state and celebrate the start of National PA Week together. Family and friends are welcome. Water and sodas will be provided. Yard games and Volleyball will also be available.

On October 9th, please join ARAPA for PA Day at the Capitol. This is a day for us to educate our state senators and representatives about the PA profession, and build networks and relationships for any potential future legislation. Our event will start at 1 pm with a photo with Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has signed a proclamation recognizing National PA Week in Arkansas. After an update on PA issues in Arkansas, there will be an opportunity for you to meet with your senator or representative. This is a free event open to all Arkansas PAs. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can schedule meetings with your appropriate legislators. You can sign up at: https://arapa.mypanetwork.com/.

Lastly, head to northwest Arkansas on October 18th and 19th for the ARAPA Annual CME conference in Bentonville. Attendees can claim up to 15 CME credits on a variety of topics, as well as enjoy a sponsored cocktail social event on Friday night. Students will enjoy special breakout sessions geared specifically to them. You can sign up or learn more at: https://arapa.mypanetwork.com/.

Heather Trudeau, MPAS, PA-C


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