Sponsorships, tickets available for Standing Out in Our Field

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host the region’s most unique outdoor dining experience, Standing Out in Our Field, on Saturday, August 26, at the Barboursville Soccer Complex.

The annual medical student scholarship fundraiser draws hundreds for a picturesque, fun-filled evening under the stars. This year’s event, presented by Dean’s Circle Sponsor Mountain Health Network, will feature a “Margaritaville” theme and serve up gourmet twists on Caribbean favorites like volcano nachos, cheeseburger in paradise sliders, Key West grilled mahi, island spiced grill beef tournedos and mango jerk shrimp. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner & dancing from 7 to 11 p.m., featuring music by the band, Santa Cruz.

“Standing Out In Our Field has become the annual go-to event for those who enjoy a laid back, relaxing event for a good cause,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs at the medical school. “Under the tent, guests will be transported to ‘Margaritaville’ for a fun-filled evening with plenty of ambiance, amazing food and music to go around.”

Proceeds from the annual event go to provide much-needed support for medical student scholarships. This year, event chairs, Dr. Rob, class of 1998, and Suzanne Cure, have set a goal to raise $100,000 for the school’s scholarship endowment. 

“As a graduate of the School of Medicine, I know first-hand how important scholarships are for reducing medical school debt,” Dr. Rob Cure said. “This is not-your-average fundraising event. It’s so much fun and medical students are actively engaged as volunteers and servers for the event, taking an active role in helping raise the scholarship dollars that benefit them!”

Event sponsors to date include Mountain Health Network (Dean’s Circle); Valley Health Systems, Inc. (MS-III); Champion Industries, Inc., E.P. Leach & Sons, Inc., Logan Regional Medical Center/ScionHealth, OVP Health, Radiology, Inc., Retina Consultants, Wilmink Smith Cline Wealth Advisors (MS-II); Holzer Health System, Marshall Health, Ohio Valley Bank, Shuman McCuskey Slicer PLLC (MS-I); Edward Tucker Architects, Inc., Health Group, LLC (Band); and River Park Hospital (Decorations). Additional sponsors include King Spirits and Woodmen Life.

Tickets are $175 per person. Additional sponsorships are available. To make a reservation, please contact Tami Fletcher at 304-691-1701 or fletcher@marshall.edu. For more information, go to https://jcesom.marshall.edu/alumni-giving/standing-out-in-our-field/.


 About the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 
The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a community-based medical school established in 1977. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, the School of Medicine trains physicians, scientists and other professionals to meet the unique health care needs of rural and underserved communities. Learn more at jcesom.marshall.edu. 



Date Posted: Friday, July 7, 2023