It's time for tag days 2022!

We are excited to announce the return of our annual Galens Tag Days! A beloved tradition, Tag Days plays a central role in the mission of Galens Medical Society to support our local community. Thanks to our donors, we raise tens of thousands of dollars each year, with 100% of proceeds going directly to local charities that provide medical care, educational resources, and special needs assistance to children in Washtenaw County.

A message from our leadership

For nearly a century, University of Michigan medical students have looked forward to the first weekend of December to volunteered their time and enthusiasm by standing on the corners of Ann Arbor collecting donations to support children in need throughout Washtenaw County. Tag Days is a tradition beloved by all - an opportunity to make meaningful impact on our local community, and embrace the holiday spirit by wearing colorful "tags."

This year, we are returning to the streets of Ann Arbor and this time honored tradition! Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, keeping our volunteers and donors safe and healthy is of the utmost priority. Therefore our goal is to raise money through online, mail in, and in person donations- however you feel most comfortable.

Over the last two years, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has taken an immeasurable toll on our community, affecting the working class, people of color, and those with underlying medical conditions in particular. We encourage you to be as generous as you are able, as local non-profit organizations are especially tight on cash at this moment when help is needed the most. Now more than ever, we need your help!

We wish you health and peace this holiday season, and look forward to tagging you in town this year!

In Memoriam

Dr. Kent Sheets

In spring 2020 in the midst of quarantine, our community suffered the tremendous loss of a dear mentor, teacher, advocate, and friend in Kent Sheets. Dr. Sheets was a stalwart of Galens Medical Society as an alum of the organization, and a trusted mentor as one of our permanent honoraries. His generosity of spirit, "Tag Days Miracles" stories, and priceless smile continue to be missed by University of Michigan Medical School students and alumni. We hope to honor him through our efforts to make this a successful and impactful Tag Days, in spite of the continued circumstances. We know nothing would make him prouder.

Remember, 100% of proceeds go directly to benefit local kids in need through grants for non-profit organizations that provide educational resources, medical care, and special needs to children in Washtenaw County.