AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – The Western Massachusetts National Association of Hispanic Nurses held their second annual scholarship fundraising gala Saturday night in Agawam.
Attendees danced and participated in a live auction to raise awareness for a good cause. The event is raise funds for scholarships for Hispanic nurses and nursing students.
Scholarship recipient Edwin Vazquez told 22News, by being a part of the NAHN, he’s been able to pursue a higher education, something he did not think he would be able to do. “It’s giving me a second bachelors to be a nurse, which I discovered I’ve always wanted to be after working in the emergency room at Baystate.”
Last year, the organization awarded $4,000 in scholarships to students pursuing an education in nursing.