Dear donors, friends, and supporters,
We hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather! We would like to take a moment to thank you for your ongoing support and donations and to update you on the status of our projects.
GlobeMed at Columbia University, in partnership with Gulu Women’s Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G), has been working hard over the past couple months to reach our fundraising goals. We kicked off the year with our semiannual GlobeMed Gala! This was an opportunity for us to share our mission statement and advocacy efforts with the broader Columbia community. Our fundraising team also organized several other fundraising events throughout the semester. We held a successful Krispy Kreme Fundraiser, a restaurant fundraiser in collaboration with Junzi Kitchen, and a fun-filled raffle/game night where participants entered for the chance to win several exciting prizes, including Equinox passes, free coffee from Joe’s, and 305 Fitness passes! During the final exams period, we will also be organizing a cookie dough DO fundraiser to give students a special treat to end the semester.
In addition to our fundraising events, the Advocacy & Awareness Team took the initiative to organize a GlobeMed Team for Columbia’s Day of Service. GlobeMed members spent the day volunteering at Metropolitan - the community hospital of choice for residents of East Harlem, northern Manhattan and neighboring communities. This hospital provides culturally-sensitive care with an emphasis on primary care medicine. GlobeMed volunteers made cards for patients and delivered them along with books, magazines and newspapers.
Our Partnerships team has also been working on organizing drive at the end of the semester for the Washington Heights CORNER Project! Our collaboration with the Washington Heights CORNER Project is a new initiative that has been implemented this year. The Washington Heights CORNER Project provides stigma-free health education to individuals and their families to reduce the risks associated with drug use and/or sex work.
In addition, the ghU team has presented thought-provoking presentations on topics including humanitarian aid in Haiti, the modern cholera epidemic, and the power of language in global health.
We also have an exciting summer coming up! Through our annual Grassroots Onsite Work (GROW) Internship, some of our members will be traveling to Gulu, Uganda over the summer. This year’s group is excited to meet the GWED-G staff help our partnership grow!
We remain fully committed and dedicated to our partnership with GWED-G through our initiatives both on and off campus. Thank you for your incredible support and continual involvement in our chapter and in GWED-G.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions and continue to follow us on social media!
GlobeMed at Columbia University