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'Docs for Morgan' fundraiser this Monday

'Docs for Morgan' fundraiser this Monday


Medical students will take on residents and attending physicians Monday night on the basketball court to honor the memory of Morgan Harrington, who once worked at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

The annual Docs for Morgan game will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 3, at Patrick Henry High School.

The event is a fundraiser for the Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Roanoke medical school.

Harrington disappeared the night of Oct. 17, 2009, after leaving a Metallica concert in Charlottesville and was killed sometime later. Her remains were found in January of the following year several miles away on an Albermarle County farm. There have been no arrests.

A student at Virginia Tech, Harrington worked at the medical school for a summer before starting her junior year. “In her short time at VTC, her ebullient laugh and can-do spirit left an indelible impact,” according to an announcement for this year’s fundraiser.

More information on the scholarship can be found at

Harrington was the daughter of Dr. Dan Harrington of Carilion Clinic, who was recently awarded the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Award, presented annually to the physician or health care professional who has made a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Roanoke region.

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Laurence Hammack covers environmental issues, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and business and enterprise stories. He has been a reporter for The Roanoke Times for more than three decades.

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