A message from our Executive Director
October is a very special month for Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, because it s an opportunity to honor American Pharmacists Month, a celebration in recognition of the accomplishments of pharmacists, their myriad of contributions to health care, and all they do for their communities around the country. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where we all "think pink" in support of breast health for both men and women, adding its vibrant hue to the beautiful fall color palate!

We're also excited to round up all local cowgirls and boys for another "Wild Wild West Fundraiser" on the evening of Thursday, November 7th, at Ezell House! You won't want to miss great music from The RuffWater Band, a taco bar with all the trimmings, drinks, dancing, prizes, and the chance to vote for the "best dressed cowgirl and cowboy contest winners! Git Up and get your tickets today!
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is very blessed to have the enthusiastic support of our community partners at Ingalls Shipbuilding, who recently chose our offices for their Annual "Day of Caring." We're really looking ship-shape these days and we made a few new friends in the process! We also visited our friends in Bayou La Batre for the"Bayou on the Move" health fair and viewing of the beautiful new Gulf States Health Policy Center. There's a genuine attitude of gratitude among us to carry through this beautiful fall season and beyond!

Warm regards,
Shearie Archer
 Executive Director
Interested in volunteering at Ozanam?  
Ozanam Welcomes New Development Coordinator,
Ms. Yvette E. Chestang!
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is excited to welcome new Development Coordinator, Yvette E. Chestang. Yvette is a professional public relations and event specialist, fundraiser, professional voice talent, and servant leader. She has a wealth of experience assisting non-profit organizations with promotional campaigns, events, fundraisers, and community outreach programs. In 2014, Yvette relocated to Mobile from Falls Church, Virginia. For the past four years she has served on the History Museum of Mobile’s board of directors, and is currently the recording secretary for its Executive Committee. Yvette also serves as Communications Director for the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) Mobile Chapter, and is active on a host of other boards and committees throughout the local community. She also co-founded The Jazz Studio: A Program of Mobile Big Band Society, that provides year-round jazz and performance arts training for aspiring young musicians throughout the greater Mobile and Baldwin County areas, housed at Spring Hill College. She is a graduate of Mobile United’s Leadership Mobile Class of 2018..."the BEST Class Ever," and is an active member of their Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.  Yvette holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Volunteer Spotlight
Mrs. Katelyn Bryan
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy has been blessed with the volunteer assistance of Mrs. Katelyn Bryan, who is one dynamic PharmD. candidate from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Here are a few fun facts about Katelyn...

Where did you grow up?
Mobile, Alabama

My little family consists of my husband, Austin, and our two month old son, Luka!

How long have you volunteered for Ozanam?
3 weeks

What do you like most about Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy?
My favorite part about Ozanam is being able to provide medications for patients who would never have access outside of this organization. These patients could potentially have disease that could prove fatal without these medications and it feels so incredible knowing that you could be saving a life through this pharmacy.
What do you like to do for fun?

I love to craft and make things by hand. My most recent project was making my son’s baby mobile to hang over his bed.

What was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was a USS Alabama crew mate, and though that wasn’t a job, it was one of my most interesting opportunities that I have ever been a part of.

What is your favorite movie or book?

The Green Mile.

What is your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is the Chicken Bryan from Carrabba’s. It is grilled chicken topped with goat cheese and served with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes.
Do you have any pets?
I have an Australian shepherd named Deacon!

What is your personal philosophy?
My personal philosophy is “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” -Psalm 55:22
"I believe there is nothing that you can’t bring before the Lord."
Calling all Cowgirls & Cowboys...
Git Up and get your tickets to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy's "Wild Wild West Fundraiser" on Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at Ezell House in downtown Mobile! Break out your Western best attire and join in on all of the fun as we dance to great music by The RuffWater Band, dine on a scrumptious taco and chili bar with all the trimmings, and vote for the "best dressed cowgirl and cowboy" who "slayed the saloon!" Tickets are just$30 each or two for $50. Visit ozanampharmacy.org for more information or call us at (251) 300-5907.

O n Saturday, October 18th, an enthusiastic group of 20 volunteers from Ingalls Shipbuilding came out to beautify Ozanam's offices and grounds as part of their "Annual Day of Caring" community service program. Along with their bright smiles and helping hands, came a visit from
Mr. Brian Cuccias, President of Ingalls Shipbuilding, who presented Ozanam's Executive Director, Shearie Archer, with a donation check for $5,000! THANK YOU
to everyone for your
generous support!!

Photos Courtesy of: Yvette E. Chestang 
Ozanam in the Community:
"Bayou on the Move" Event Highlights
NEW Gulf States Health Policy Center
Bayou La Batre, Alabama

B ayou on the Move gathered a host of south Alabama's health and human service providers for an outstanding health fair and preview of the new Gulf States Health Policy Center (GSHPC) facility in Bayou La Batre. Ozanam's Executive Director, Shearie Archer, and new Development Coordinator, Yvette Chestang, attended the event, along with Auburn University Pharmacy students, Katelyn Bryan and Hayden Payne, who cheerfully facilitated blood pressure screenings. The event was well attended by service providers and potential clients from throughout the local community. A highlight of this exciting day was a visit from U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who sat with former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, to discuss health issues and policies affecting the community. The GSHPC was created to provide educational training services, healthy cooking classes, and as a venue to facilitate meetings and related programs. Ozanam thanks GSHPC for their fine work and dedicated support. We look forward to next years event!
Photos Courtesy of Yvette Chestang
In loving memory...
F riends,
Did you know that you can donate to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy in remembrance or in honor of a friend or loved one during this Holiday season?
We fondly remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. This simple gesture of LOVE can be a thoughtful way to express how much that person meant to you. Just click on the "In Memory" button above, and the link will take you directly to the Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy website.

Thank you for your kind gesture.
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Office: 251.432.4111
Fax: 251.445.0981

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.