UGA to Host a “Killer” Fundraiser Next Month

Our MEDLIFE Chapter at the Unversity of Georgia has come up with a ghoulishly fun idea for fundraising: a Zombie 5K! Runners will run for [their] lives on campus while being chased by “zombies” and two survivors will be awarded gift cards. If you happen to be around that area, you can be a part of it by clicking on their FB event photo below or going to https://www.facebook.com/events/276133812506072/.

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This chapter is also known for doing a great job fundraising throughout the year. Last week, they held a scarf sale at their local farmer’s market in Athens. Co-President Sarah Premji tells us, “we’ve been doing these scarf sales about once or twice a month for the past two years. We set up a tent here at the local market and spread the word about MEDLIFE. We sell scarves amongst other organizations and individuals at the market who sell things ranging from candles to organic food.

This week we sold 14 scarves and recruited two new members! This was a great way to get our name out in the Athens community. The next Athens Farmers Market Sale will be on October 20th.” 

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MEDLIFE thanks all of our student chapters hard at work fundraising for our MEDLIFE Fund Projects and low-income families everywhere. If your chapter has any photos or ideas for fundraisers please send them to [email protected] and we’ll be sure to pass them along to the rest of the MEDLIFE community!



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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
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Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.