Donate to GlobeMed - Advancing global health equity

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Greetings!

Thanks a million for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. You have probably seen a hundred pages made by UNC students over the past few years - but this page is different. This page is a celebration of years of hard work and dedication and it is to commemorate those students who I call my very best friends. Each of you has given so much time, energy and passion into furthering our partnership and our mission, and today I would like to recognize and celebrate that.

GlobeMed at UNC began just over 5 years ago as a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens dedicated to improving the health of the world's impoverished. Since that time we have seen our chapter grow from ten staff members to forty, raised over $40,000 and worked alongside our partner for five summers. 

I feel extremely honored to have been a small part of GlobeMed at UNC for the past four years. Being a staff member has been the defining experience of my undergraduate career. As a first-year I learned from Hanna, Yelena, Meghan, Bianca and Aurelien, how to build a movement for global health equity. The passion of this founding team fostered my dedication to both the movement and our chapter. It is because of this group of students, that my career goals and values are where they are today. 

This Thursday my involvement in GlobeMed at UNC as a staff member will commence as we will complete our final staff meeting of the 2012/13 year. There is so much that I want to say, but speaking from the heart is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks. This fundraiser is my last opportunity to fundraise for Health Alert- Uganda, GlobeMed at UNC's partner, as a staff member. It is my hope that I will raise $1000 by Commencement, May 12th, 2013. In Summer 2012, our interns and Health Alert- Uganda initiatied a Positive Prevention Scholarship program for students affected and/or infected by HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda. $1000 will go to support two students in vocational training for one year. Last year, we supported two students, Rosemary and Collins, and we will continue supporting them through completion of their vocational schooling. Our plan is to scale up our program by two more students - I am excited and hopeful that this will be possible through donations to my page here, on Causes. 

Thank you so much for your time - it is because of friends and family, your good hearts and compassion, that Health Alert- Uganda and GlobeMed at UNC, are able to work together to improve the health of families in Northern Uganda. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

-Alecia Mahato, GlobeMed at UNC Co-President

For more information on Health Alert- Uganda please check out our website here: www.globemed.org/unc

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