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The ISMA, county medical societies partner in Hopeline project
e-Reports, May 18, 2015
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The ISMA joined the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Verizon, IndyCar and others May 7 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in launching the state’s largest cell phone collection drive. The effort will directly benefit survivors of domestic violence.

ISMA President Heidi M. Dunniway, MD, was among the key partners lending support to the campaign.

Dr. Dunniway donates a phone Dr. Dunniway with Helio Castroneves
ISMA President Heidi M. Dunniway, MD, places a phone in a collection box to help survivors of domestic violence. Dr. Dunniway and IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves attend the HopeLine Drive news conference.

The HopeLine Drive aims to collect one million phones that will be refurbished and sold to support emergency transportation and shelter costs for organizations that serve domestic violence survivors; other phones will be reprogrammed for 911 calls only and given to domestic violence victims.

The Vanderburgh County Medical Society, Lake-Porter County Medical Society, Indianapolis Medical Society, Monroe-Owen County Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and many physician offices around the state also are participating as collection sites.

Find a complete list of participants and additional information here.

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