Christmas in July CanPaign Celebration

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2015
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Christmas in July CanPaign Celebration
Texas Tech Physicians CanPaign to Benefit South Plains Food Bank

Santa Claus is coming to town. But this time around, St. Nick will be decked out in a Hawaiian shirt and sunscreen. “Christmas in July, A Texas Tech Physicians CanPaign,” will benefit the South Plains Food Bank in hopes of bringing food items to those in need during the summer months.

The Christmas in July celebration will conclude the month-long CanPaign with a check presentation to the South Plains Food Bank at 2:15 p.m. Friday (July 31) at the Texas Tech Physicians Medical Pavilion courtyard, 3601 Fourth St.

The South Plains Food Bank serves more than 9,000 families in need every month. Matt Driskill, Texas Tech Physicians — Surgery clinic administrator, said this has been a unified effort to help end hunger on the South Plains.

“We always hear of the great efforts made during the Christmas holidays, but Texas Tech Physicians wanted to have an internal competition to help the South Plains Food Bank during the summer months,” Driskill said. “Each week the various Texas Tech Physicians departments focused on items most needed by the food bank.”

Texas Tech Physicians employees will gather to have summer fun with volleyball, horseshoes, water guns and other games to raise more money for the food bank.

“We have had wonderful support from everyone wanting to give back to our community,” Driskill said. “Dr. Steven Berk, our School of Medicine dean, even kicked off the CanPaign with a video celebrating Christmas in July and getting Texas Tech Physicians excited about these summer efforts.”

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