September 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM
KELOWNA – The Incredible Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, sent out a tweet Tuesday asking his one million followers to support a UBCO nursing fundraiser.
The Global Nursing Initiative is a six-year-old program that gives students the opportunity to do practicums in Ghana, Zambia and India. All of the $2,000 they hope to raise will go to those communities.
Fourth-year nursing student Erika Warkentin says at first she couldn't believe the tweet was real.
“I thought it was fake,” she says. “But I looked at the Mark Ruffalo (Twitter) page and was like, no way. There is no way this is happening.”
She says the exposure is already helping out more than they ever expected.
“We are getting donations from outside of our nursing community so the word is getting out there. It’s absolutely amazing for us.”
To donate visit the Global Nursing Initiative fundraiser page.
Ruffalo was unavailable for an interview.
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