Every year, Northeast Ohio Medical University students, staff and faculty gather for a night of celebration in honor of Sarah Cho, a member of the Class of 1997, and Tahani Mansour, Pharm.D. (’13).
This year’s Aesculapius Charity Ball raised approximately $4,000 for the Sarah Cho Memorial and Tahani Mansour Memorial scholarships, awarded to outstanding medical and pharmacy students, respectively.
Steps away from classrooms and study spaces, students, staff and faculty gathered in the NEW Center Ballroom, dressed in their finest to help celebrate a good cause.
The 2019 Annual Aesculapius Charity Ball began with a bustling cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour.
The night then officially began with the introduction of special faculty and their guests.
“A beautiful speech was given by the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Young, who reminded us of why the Charity Ball is special and the impact Dr. Cho had the NEOMED community. A heartwarming speech, given by Dr. Boyle, one of Dr. Mansour’s colleagues, brought tears to some eyes as she spoke on some of her fondest memories of Tahani,” shared Nour Yacoub, a first-year College of Medicine student.
The rest of the night was filled with dinner, dancing and raffle giveaways.
Making it possible
The event was sponsored by the NEOMED Student Council, American Medical Student Association, American Pharmacists Association, and the Office of Student Affairs.