AthletiCo Holds Medical Supply Drive for Global Medical Brigades

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AthletiCo is holding a medical supply drive at all AthletiCo locations throughout the month of January to support Global Medical Brigades on a medical mission trip to Honduras.  Global Medical Brigades, a sector of Global Brigades, is an international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is to provide sustained healthcare relief to underserved communities throughout the world.
AthletiCo Holds Medical Supply Drive for Global Medical Brigades
WHAT:     Medical Supply Drive 
WHEN:    Month of January 2012
WHERE:  AthletiCo Physical Therapy locations

The supplies collected during the drive will be distributed to the patients and communities in Honduras on the mission trip this April.  In addition, AthletiCo and its employees will also hold fundraising events to help purchase additional medical supplies and offset the volunteer costs of the trip.  All AthletiCo facilities will have a drop box in their clinics to collect the needed supplies.

This is the fifth year AthletiCo and its employees have been involved with Global Medical Brigades.  Last year, twenty AthletiCo employees traveled to Honduras and provided medical services to rural communities treating close to 1,500 patients during the four-day effort, which included dental patients. 
 
List of needed medicines and supplies:

Aspirin Ranitidine Small antiseptic soap liquids
Tylenol Antitussives and Decongestants Beta dine liquid
Advil in capsules – adults Cough medicine – adults & children Shampoo
Liquid Tylenol Oral salts Soap
Liquid Advil – children Hydrocortisone cream Claritin D

Acetaminophen – adults & children

Multivitamins – adults Vitamins for pregnancy
Ibuprofen – adults & children Multivitamins – children Plastic bags
Nasal sprays Folic acid Small plastic bags for pills
Pepsid Iron in liquid – children Small toys
Eyeglasses Iron for Adults Kids shoes and clothes
Maalox, etc. Calcium *no paper, please
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