Christina Nelson, MS, RD, LD, the volunteer fundraising champion for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, put together another successful fund raiser for the Academy Foundation at this year’s WVAND Annual Meeting. A total of $1,175 was raised on behalf of the Foundation and Christina designed coffee mugs that were provided as a gift for a $5 donation to the Second Century Campaign. WVAND will be offering these mugs throughout the year.

I enjoy volunteering because it allows me to be an active member in my community and state. I believe that having a voice on issues that affect our profession allows me the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on society at large.

Through my work with the Foundation I have acquired life skills, friendships and knowledge, as well as provide a service for the greater good of our profession. WVAND supports the Foundation for its good work on providing scholarships, and funding for research and important projects that impact citizens nutritionally

– Christina, clinical dietitian in Charleston, W.V.

Volunteer fundraising champions play a major role within their Affiliates to help create awareness about the Academy Foundation among their membership and raise funds that support scholarships, awards, research grants and public education programs.