On behalf of GlobeMed at Northwestern, we wanted to express our deepest condolences for the family and friends of Alyssa Weaver, a Junior who died last week while studying abroad in the United Kingdom. We were saddened to hear of her passing and will keep her and her loved ones in our thoughts as this quarter comes to an end.
In other news, even as the quarter is wrapping up, GlobeMed at Northwestern is busy as ever. Applications are out for the GROW trip for Summer 2013, the first trip to visit our new partner, the Adonai Child Development Center, in Namugoga, Uganda. The newsletter is being compiled and written as we speak, and should be out very shortly. And of course our Individual Giving Challenge is coming up very soon, possibly our most important fundraiser of the year. On that note, we kindly ask for your donations during this season of giving: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/increase-public-health-and-sanitation-in-uganda/
Alternatively, we are also looking for donations to our brand new Web Thrift page: http://globemednu.webthriftstore.com/
We leave you today with an interesting article from the NY Times about the importance of corrective lenses in developing countries: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/health/investing-in-eyeglasses-for-poor-would-boost-international-economy.html?ref=health