Fall Fundraising Highlights

This month, we asked our supporters to direct their fundraising efforts to a very special project: our Wawa Wasi daycare center in Lima, Peru — and you came through! Here are some great fundraisers held by our student chapters during the month of October. 

Many chapters report having their most successful bake sales during parents’ weekend. Last weekend, Union College’s chapter raised $200 selling donuts donated by a local business to hungry students and their parents!


At San Francisco State University, students are representing MEDLIFE with these wristbands, on sale for just $2 each.

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At George Washington University, students sold the famous Georgetown cupcakes to raise money for MEDLIFE.

Cupcakes GWU

USC is bringing back their Limapalooza party, this time for Halloween. Last year they raised over $1,000 by hosting the party and charging students $5 at the door. 


These are just a few examples of how students can get creative, have fun and raise money for a great cause. We still need your donations to finish constructing the Wawa Wasi, so keep it up! If your chapter holds a successful fundraiser this year, we want to hear about it! Send photos and a description of the event to [email protected], and we’ll share your stories with the MEDLIFE community. 


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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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
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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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
University of Ottawa

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.