UMKC Students to Host Fundraiser for Ugandan HIV/AIDS Clinic

Media Contact: Andrea Steere 417-529-8996 steere.globemed@gmail.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 27, 2013 – While many students will be recovering from spring break, GlobeMed at UMKC students will be planning and hosting a benefit dinner. GlobeMed members will host their third annual benefit dinner, One Meal for One World, at 6 p.m. on April 6 at Union Station. All proceeds from this event will benefit GlobeMed at UMKC’s sustainable nutrition projects at Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre (KCRC), an HIV/AIDS clinic in southwestern Uganda. “GlobeMed at UMKC  is not a charity organization,” said Isha Jain, GROW internship coordinator for GlobeMed at UMKC. “Instead, we have a partnership with Kabwohe Clinical Research Center, and we work with them to develop sustainable community development projects. As part of this work, we send two to four students to Uganda ever year in what is called Grassroots On-site Work, or GROW.” “Our chapter of GlobeMed is hosting this benefit dinner in order to help raise awareness and funds towards global inequities,” said Emily Brengarth, director of monitoring and evaluation for GlobeMed at UMKC. “One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly impact our beneficiaries infected and affected by HIV in Uganda.” One Meal for One World will feature a silent auction, live music and keynote speaker Kevin Prine. Prine is president and CEO of Outreach International, a global nonprofit based in Independence, Mo. focused on finding sustainable solutions to poverty in the developing world. “The basic meaning behind One Meal for One World is that of unity,” said Andrea Steere, director of public relations for GlobeMed at UMKC. “We hope to bring together as many people as possible in the Kansas City area for a greater cause: working together to find sustainable solutions for global poverty and hunger.” GlobeMed at UMKC is a student organization of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an affiliate of GlobeMed, a national student-run nonprofit. GlobeMed at UMKC partners with Kabwohe Clinical Research Center (KCRC), a HIV/AIDS clinic in Sheema, Uganda. This partnership focuses on promoting sustainable public health programs in the community surrounding KCRC. GlobeMed at UMKC’s current public health projects at KCRC include community gardens and a goat micro-financing program. For more information about GlobeMed at UMKC please visit www.globemedatumkc.org

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