Bama Blitz

May 1, 2023

College surpasses fundraising goal for student health support fund

The College of Community Health Sciences exceeded the fundraising goal set for its Bama Blitz passion project, raising $19,256.45 to assist uninsured or underinsured University of Alabama students with their health care costs.

The College had set a goal of raising $10,000 for the Student Health Center Support Fund during UA’s 2023 Bama Blitz online fundraising event held April 18-20. The event provides a way for alumni, faculty, staff, students and supporters to come together and support the University by giving to their favorite cause, college or program.

“Thank you to those who gave and helped us surpass our goal,” said Dr. Richard Friend, dean of CCHS. “Your gift, no matter how big or small, supports the health care needs of UA students and provides the opportunity for the staff at the UA Student Health Center and Pharmacy to take care of them.”

Approximately 4% of UA students do not have health insurance and may have health care needs that go unmet due to financial hardship. The University offers a student health insurance plan, but this plan may still be unaffordable for some students. Uninsured or underinsured students may incur unaffordable health care expenses associated with co-pays, medications, tests or procedures. The Student Health Center Support Fund reduces barriers to accessing care, allowing students to seek medical support as needed.