Richard Heck, 740.593.0896
Latin American Cultural Night aims
to raise funds to fight Chagas
OU-HCOM efforts addresses disease
affecting 10 million people
Ohio University community
Latin American Cultural Night
featuring Latin music, Salsa dancing and traditional foods
Baker University Center room 240
Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Donations benefit the Chagas
disease community-based interventions in Ecuador.
Tickets can be
purchased on the first floor of the Baker University Center
Wednesday, April 4 through Friday, April 6. Tickets are $7 for
adults, $10 for one adult and a child, and $3 for each additional
child. Children under the age of two are free.
(ATHENS, Ohio – 4.3.12) A night of Latin music, Salsa dancing and
traditional foods highlight an effort to raise funds for the fight
against Chagas disease, a life-threatening condition that affects
more than 10 million people, mostly in South America.
Chagas disease is caused by a protozoan parasite spread by insects,
blood transfusions and congenial contact. Chagas disease is the
focus of research by the Tropical Disease Institute at the Ohio
University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Catholic
University of Ecuador.
To learn more about OU-HCOM’s efforts to fight Chagas disease, visit
the Tropical Disease Institute’s