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Support gun violence awareness with this USA Health T-shirt

Support gun violence awareness with this USA Health T-shirt

USA Health employees can wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which is Friday, June 7. T-shirt sales benefit trauma outreach at University Hospital.

Published May 21st, 2024

USA Health employees can raise awareness about gun violence by wearing a special orange T-shirt on Friday, June 7, in a campaign organized by University Hospital.

Statistics rank Alabama fourth in the nation for gun deaths, with a rate of 23.9 deaths per 100,000 people. In an average year, 1,175 people die by guns in Alabama.

The T-shirt bears a USA Health logo on the front. The back reads “Enough is Enough” and has an awareness ribbon that says "End Gun Violence." T-shirts may be ordered online through Wednesday, May 22. Sizes are available from youth small to 5XL. The cost is $18.

Proceeds benefit trauma outreach at University Hospital.

The #WearOrange campaign was started by friends of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed outside her Chicago high school in 2013. Gun violence prevention organizations designated the color orange for gun violence awareness, marking the first Friday in June as National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

For more information, contact Shana Noland at smclendon@health.southalabama.edu or Becky Scarbrough at rscarbrough@health.southalabama.edu, or call 251-471-7971.

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