The Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) will offer free medical and dental treatment for those who need it during an event at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray from Nov. 2-4.
The parking lot at the Appalachian Fairgrounds will open up at midnight on Friday, Nov. 2 and ticket distribution will begin at 3 a.m. Patients will be served in numerical order according to their ticket number when clinic doors open around 6 a.m. That process will repeat throughout the duration of the event.Care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so officials with RAM encourage those who would like services to arrive as early as possible.
RAM held its first clinic at the Gray Fairgrounds last fall after moving to Gray from Bristol Motor Speedway. While this will be RAM’s second clinic at the fairgrounds, it will be the organization’s first visit to the Tri-Cities following the death of RAM founder Stan Brock, who passed away on Aug. 29 at the age of 82. Brock started RAM in 1985, and the organization has since provided medical care to over 700,000 people in need.
Brock was on hand in Gray last fall, where he was presented with a proclamation by State Senator Rusty Crowe, who praised Brock for his selflessness and service.
“I’m so proud of him,” Crowe said at the time. “It just instills in you the volunteer spirit and what can be done by one person if you really care.”
Visit ramusa.org/clinic-schedule/ for more information on the upcoming clinic.