Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thank you, Donors!

A special thanks goes out to one of our anatomy professors, Dr. Fred Richards, for his donation to the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics on behalf of Ethiopia Outreach. We are grateful for the support.

Another thank you to Beth Bryant for her sponsorship in our upcoming Charity Golf Tournament.

Friday, February 24, 2012

5K Global Health Charity Run

Come out and support Vamos Guatemala and Ethiopia Outreach by participating our 5k for Global Heath on Sunday March 25th!

The race will be the first weekend after we get back from spring break.

Registration is at 8 am and the race will start at 9.
Race entry fee will be 20$ and the first 50 runners with get a t-shirt

All proceeds will benefit Vamos Guatemala and Ethiopia Outreach trips this summer.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Party Success

Thank you to everyone who supported Ethiopia Outreach at our Valentine's Weekend Party. It was a big success, and we really appreciate your support!

Also, a big Thank You for donations this week goes out to:

Dr. Kevin J O'Brien
Lois Cores

We appreciate your continued support!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thank You For Your Donations!

A huge thank you goes out to those who donated to Ethiopia Outreach over the last week. We really appreciate your support!

This Week's Donors:

Mike Raines
Mille Bryant
Hannah Temple and Chris Sanders
Bill Walker
Tom and Bev Oleska

Again, thank you for your donations. We couldn't do it without you!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fundraising Update

As we enter the new year, Ethiopia Outreach's fundraising plans are in full swing. Our tentative leave date is the 3rd week of May- but this is contingent on raising the funds to purchase our flights. While we all realize the total sum is quite high, we also know with a little creativity and some hard work we can make it happen.

In the fall, we held a few small fundraisers.

The first was our Bake Sale in November. On our health science center campus, bake sales are usually quite successful. There is something about a gooey brownie that is much more satisfying when it is eaten in the middle of physiology or biochemistry lecture. There are plenty of sugar-needing professional students roaming. We all baked something, and a few friends donated items. Thanks to Lauren for the pumpkin cupcakes (yum. I always eat at least two), Brittany for the "awesome turkeys", and Cassie for the delicious vegan cookies.

Special thanks to Brittany Embry for assembling these eye catchers!

In December, Elizabeth Organized a gift wrapping fundraiser through Elf Louise, a San Antonio Organization that provides Holiday gifts for local families who found themselves in financial difficulty during the gift-giving season. We asked for donations from our classmates in return for an organized afternoon of serving our community.

Allison started organizing our "Baby Photo Guessing Game" in late December. We collected baby photos of our professors and classmates and offered prizes to the person that could name the most babies, and the person voted "cutest baby" We finish collecting votes next week, and will announce the winner of cutest baby hopefully by displaying their photo on as many projector screens as possible. Here a few photos from the game:

John Anhalt

Courtney Wiener

Allison Price

Kelsey Bryant

Thank you to all our classmates and the faculty members that participated. We are all eagerly awaiting to hear who will be named "Cutest Baby".

I'll end with a preview of coming attractions:

The best Valentines Party Ever: February 10th

2nd Annual Global Health 5k: March 25th

2nd Annual Ethiopia Outreach Charity Golf Tournament: April 15th

Thanks again to our friends, family, and supporters in the community. We truly appreciate all you do for us!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome to Ethiopia Outreach's Blog!

We are a group of 8 medical students from the University of Texas Health Science Center venturing to Ethiopia this summer to work with a local NGO, Common River, conduct community research concerning water and sanitation, and learn about health care in a developing nation.

We will be staffing a clinic a run by Dr. Jonathan Karnes, with the support of Common River, for the people of Aleta Wonda, Ethiopia. We will also visit individual homes to collect data for our research. Many exciting project ideas have been pitched, so we are in the process of selecting what we want to take on and how best to execute the work.

For now, our main focus is fundraising. In total, our travel expenses plus money for medicine and community needs totals around $40,000. We are all working very hard to reach this sum. From small bake sales on campus to a large, carefully planned golf tournament, we are making our way towards our goal. We are incredibly grateful for the help and support from our family, friends, and members of our San Antonio community.

Please subscribe to our blog for periodic updates on our work.

Thanks for the support,