The school year came to a close and summer has officially begun, and both have had many exciting events for GlobeMed at Northwestern. The year closed out with a fun and informative retreat in Chicago, which included a photo safari and picnic and bonding activities in Millennium park, as well as a fundraising party and barbeque.
Another important event for our chapter was the GlobeMed Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on May 21st. As our first year hosting this event, we were very excited to raise 500 dollars for the H.O.P.E center! The tournament was a huge success as we had many teams participate and enjoy a day full of Ultimate Frisbee and some friendly competition and exercise.
Although we were all sad to see such an incredible year come to an end and to say bye to our amazing presidents, Allyson Westling and Katie Smiley, and senior members, we are all excited about summer and planning for our next year with our new presidents, Deepa Ramadurai and Heather Polonsky, and exec board.
Summer has started with Deepa, Parul, Neha, and Kerianne all visiting the H.O.P.E center. They have all become well acquainted with the members of the center, including the newest member, Head Nurse Perfect Titiati, who according to them is full of humor and wisdom. Her core value is hard work, one that our chapter strives to embody as well.
At the H.O.P.E center, our members have done everything from helping celebrate Ghana’s Republic Day, which falls just days before the 4th of July to the weighing children at the center and comparing the results with other children of the same age. Supplements and vaccinations are given to the children and their weight is screened for the next five years. Overall, the center is a great for helping children fight malnutrition as well as diagnosing common diseases in the area, like Malaria.
Our chapter has raised over $10,000 this year, but we are hoping to continue to raise more throughout the summer, so anything that you can donate would be greatly appreciated, and donations can be made directly on this site. A donation of even $10 can help with diagnosing diseases through necessary microscope slides while $120 can pay for 6 months of the community farmer’s allowance. We would love to get our donors involved in our many projects as we look ahead to a new and exciting school year. Thanks for your continued support and for taking the time to keep up with our chapter.