After eight weeks on the road across the United States and Canada, today marks the last day of MEDLIFE’s One Billion+ Campaign Tour! Juan finished up his last week and a half in Georgia, where he met with one of our most established chapters while also reaching out to new universities and local high schools.
The student turn-out was large at the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA), one of MEDLIFE’s strongest chapters. “It’s so encouraging to see how far along this chapter has come, and that it’s still so strong,” says Juan. In addition to the tour presentation, UGA also organized a fundraiser which they called a “Zombie” 5k Run. This event, which featured student “zombie” students jumping out to chase runners along the way, raised over $1,500 for the MEDLIFE Fund.
“I also had the chance to visit North Oconee High School and talk to student council members about MEDLIFE and our work,” says Juan. “Right off the bat, they seemed very enthusiastic. They have already expressed interest in moving forward with starting a chapter at their school. Big thanks to Ivey for getting things started there and Sarah (UGA Co-President), for setting up the meeting.”
This week, MEDLIFE is hosting our first Mobile Clinic for high school students. We are excited to begin extending our programs to provide volunteer opportunities to more high schools throughout North America!