SWOSU Helping with Agape Clinic Fundraising Meal


The Agape Health Clinic in Weatherford will hold a fundraising meal on Sunday,  December 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Weatherford Pioneer Center.

Since 1998, the Agape Health Clinic has supplied free medical and vision assistance, clothing and food to Weatherford area residents with specific needs.

The meal on December 4 will include smoked pork loin with all the trimmings. Donations will be accepted but tickets are not required. All donations are tax deductible.

Dr. Steve Pray, professor in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy and a volunteer at Agape, said the clinic’s mission is to demonstrate unconditional love by meeting the medical needs of the less fortunate in the area. Agape is a not-for-profit corporation that relies on volunteer work, so no salaries are paid. All donations go directly to purchase medicines and supplies for clients.

Pray said over 100 patients are treated each month.

The meal is being jointly sponsored by the Agape Clinic Board, the Weatherford Masonic Lodge and the SWOSU Biology Club. The Masonic Lodge will also make a donation through a charitable matching funds program.

Various SWOSU faculty and students are involved in the Agape Clinic. The pharmacy is staffed by SWOSU professors Dr. Virgil Van Dusen, Krista Brooks, Tiffany Kessler and Pray.

Pharmacy students at SWOSU also help count medications each night the clinic is open. Students from the Biology Club, sponsored by Sue Ball, volunteer to assist physicians in order entry and refill entering.