Growing up with Emma and Lauren, two of the MedPLUS Connect founders, I have had the opportunity to watch MedPLUS Connect grow and evolve since its creation. Soon after the development of the organization, I started hearing Emma and Lauren fantasize about one day raising enough money to build a nutrition center in Ghana.
After several years of meetings with ministry officials, grant writing, and fundraising, I am so proud of Emma, Lauren, and the rest of the MedPLUS Connect team for putting together a comprehensive plan for the construction of the nutrition center in Lawra, Ghana. In order to help raise money to build the nutrition center, Max's Taphouse in Baltimore collected donations on behalf of MedPLUS Connect on December 3rd. The night was a big success with dozens of my friends showing up to support MedPLUS Connect. Max's is a popular beer bar in historic Fells Point and is always packed full of a wide range of people. The manager of Max's Taphouse kindly agreed to feature MedPLUS Connect on December 3rd and Chuck, the best bouncer in Baltimore, did a great job of explaining the organization and collecting donations as eager customers enter the bar.
Along with Becca Heide, another Shaker Heights grad, I spent the night chatting with friends and coworkers about the mission and goals of MedPLUS Connect. Thanks to the generosity of many people, we were able to raise $950 for MedPLUS Connect!!
Thanks to everyone who joined for the evening. Keep up the great work MedPLUS Connect!!
- Sarah Bell
* Sarah did a fantastic job organizing this fundraising event, and we could not be more proud or thankful for her efforts and the support of those who attended! On behalf of MedPLUS Connect and Lawra District Hospital, thank you so much, Sarah!