The Roanoke Academy of Medicine Alliance (RAMA) Foundation and Health Focus of Southwest Virginia regret to announce that the 20th Annual Book & Author Dinner has ben cancelled. Sadly, due to a series of unforeseen events, we no longer feel that we can do the event justice. We would like to thank all of the wonderful authors, organizations, businesses, volunteers, patrons and attendees for their generous donations of time, energy, gifts, and dollars through the years.

In eighteen years, this elegant and entertaining evening has raised over $650,000 for scholarships, and has provided scholarship money to more than 160 financially needy local students in training in health care fields. (Testimonials here.)We could not have helped these dedicated students without the generous support of a caring community, and we thank you for 

“Helping change students’ lives, one scholarship at a time”