Members of the Upstate community and family members volunteered at sewing events Oct. 14 for Days for Girls, a charity that makes feminine hygiene kits for young women in impoverished areas around the world. The events were held at the Mary Nelson Youth Center and at Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse. Participating at the Grace Episcopal Church event, seated from left, are: Susan Kahn, Laurie Rupracht, Kristin Bruce, Jeannette Mulford (Days for Girls). Standing, from left are: Emma Tucker, Susan Keeter, Sara Tucker, Doretta Royer and David Bruce.
More than 140 Team Upstate members participated in the 2017 Making Strides against Breast Cancer event, raising $15,626 for the American Cancer Society. The event was held Oct. 15 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College.
Upstate University Hospital's Emergency Management Department joined the Onondaga County Health Department, the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office and the Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management in a community-wide disaster drill Oct. 12 at Upstate's Community Campus. Lead by Upstate's Chris Dunham and Amy O'Brien, 14 hospital departments were involved and 16 people who portrayed patients injured in a chemical spill. Major hospital-wide drills take place three times a year, with smaller drills throughout the year.