USD med student concert to benefit juvenile diabetes research

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The second annual Sanford School of Medicine Benefit Concert at The University of South Dakota will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Medical students organize the benefit and perform vocal and instrumental musical pieces. The concert will be held Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Farber Hall on USD’s Vermillion campus.

“We had such great success with our inaugural concert that we definitely knew we wanted to make it an annual tradition,” said Mary Baker, a second-year medical student.

The inaugural concert raised $2,500 for a scholarship fund created in honor of the late Timothy Clark, Ph.D., who was a basic biomedical sciences professor at USD.

Tickets are $8 each or two for $15. They are available from medical students. Goodwill donations also are welcome. Checks can be made out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, contact Baker at mary.baker@usd.edu.

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research.