Docs For Morgan takes to the virtual hardwood this year
BLACKSBURG, Va. – On Thursday night, local doctors and medical students competed in the 9th annual Docs For Morgan basketball game. Instead of facing off on the hardwood, they faced off behind the controllers of a basketball video game. The event raised money for the Morgan Harrington Scholarship, awarded to a deserving medical student. [Docs for Morgan gives back virtually in honor of Morgan Harrington]Harrington’s father, Dr. Dan Harrington, is a vice-dean at the school and together with Harrington’s mother, Gil, they continue to advocate via the Help Save the Next Girl Charity. AdTogether they said the basketball game remains critical to providing a scholarship to a “healer” in the middle of a global health crisis.
Docs for Morgan gives back virtually in honor of Morgan Harrington
An important tradition continues tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. to honor Morgan Harrington. Since 2013, it’s been Carilion Clinic doctors vs. Virginia Tech Carilion medical students. They go head to head on a basketball court and it’s more than just for bragging rights, but to honor Morgan Harrington. Nine healers to be exact and $400,000 over the years, according to Dr. Harrington. There will also be live trivia questions and prizes about the medical school and the history of Docs for Morgan.
Virginia Crime Commission studying expansion of DNA database
The Virginia Crime Commission will study other states to determine whether to expand the DNA database to include those convicted of a class one misdemeanor. On one side, Gil Harrington, whose daughter was killed in 2009 by a man she believes would have already been in jail had this database expansion been in place. Morgan's mother Gil says, in the argument over DNA database expansion, that's all the evidence she needs. She's concerned about the previous expansion of the database that's already taken place. "What we're all trying to do is find the truth and keep people safer here in Virginia," said Harrington.