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FUSNA pancake breakfast to benefit Omega House

March 10, 2017

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) is hosting a pancake breakfast and raffle on Saturday, March 11 from 7 to 11 a.m. to support the Omega House in Houghton. The breakfast is located at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,1000 Quincy St, Hancock.

FUSNA, which has been in its current form since 2011, is a chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association, which seeks to “promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession.” At Finlandia, the group aims to provide education services for student nurses and support for the community. FUSNA hosts a number of fundraising and community involvement events, including their spring blood drive and a bake sale, which last year had a focus on stress management. One of the key fundraising events for FUSNA is their traditional spaghetti dinner, which this year, for sake of variety, is being replaced by the pancake breakfast.

All proceeds from the pancake breakfast go to benefit Omega House, a local hospice care and end-of-life service provider, which is also a key clinical site for Finlandia nursing students. “We like to help the community as much as we can through fundraising activities,” said Elizabeth Olson, president of FUSNA.

This year is the first time FUSNA has hosted a pancake breakfast and raffle. “We wanted to mix it up a little this year. In the past, we’ve always done the spaghetti dinner,” Olson said. The event will be a great opportunity “to eat, have fun, and maybe win some prizes!”

For tickets to the breakfast, or for more information, contact FUSNA President Elizabeth Olson at eaolson@finlandia.edu or (660) 619-6521.

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