Virginia Tech’s Carillion School of Medicine will host the annual Docks for Morgan fundraiser in person, with a basketball game pitting VTCSOM medical students against Carillion Clinic residents and physicians. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm at the Patrick Henry High School gymnasium on Grandin Road in Roanoke. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged.
The event, which supports VTCSOM’s Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund, has taken on a variety of formats in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It really means a lot that we can come back in person and welcome crowds cheering for students and doctors fighting on the court for a cause. School of Medicine, in a news release about our fundraiser.
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Morgan Harrington worked as an intern at VTCSOM and as a fresh graduate at Virginia Tech. Following her tragic death in 2009, the Harringtons were on a healing path thanks to support from VTCSOM, Virginia Tech, the Carillion Clinic, and the community. In honor of Morgan’s life, they created the Morgan Her Dana Her Harrington Memorial Scholarship at Medical School. Morgan’s father, Dan Harrington, recently retired from his role as Vice Dean of VTCSOM and played an integral role in the founding of the school.
The first Docs for Morgan basketball game was held in 2013. Through this game and other fundraising efforts, the Harrington Memorial Scholarship was able to generate her more than $500,000 for her VTCSOM students.
“This event is to honor Morgan and support the Harrington family,” Chris continued. “Over the years it has brought the medical school, the community and the Carillion Clinic together. It is an event I look forward to every year.”