Francis Michael wrote -
Timmy Global Health at IU is dedicated to expanding access to health care for people in rural Guatemala. More than that, TGH also empowers students to make real changes for good and further develop their passion for service. On campus we hold several fundraising and advocacy events such as benefit concerts, the spring Glow Run, an annual benefit dinner and silent auction, the Global Health Symposium and grocery drives for vitamins and medicine. The money we raise goes directly to our partner organization, Pop Wuj, which is a Spanish school that also runs a free health clinic in Guatemala. The yearlong efforts from our students help fund the clinic and provide it the necessary resources it needs to maintain itself. During spring break about 20 students visit the clinic and the surrounding area to run a medical brigade. We recruit doctors, nurses and pharmacists and gather the necessary materials to ensure a high standard of care for the patients. In the 2014-2015 academic school year, we expanded the number of events fundraising events and raised over $20,000. We are excited to continue our work here at Indiana University for Timmy Global Health and our community both home and abroad.