Wilderness and Travel Medicine is pleased and honored to be able to
participate in fund raising and contributions to many wonderful non-profit
charities. Thanks to so many of our wonderful faculty and friends who make
Global Health / Humanitarian Medicine Symposium
Every May for the past three years, WTM cosponsors the Global
Health / Humanitarian Medicine symposium along with the Harvard
Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and the University of Illinois Chicago
Center for Global Health.
This symposium has been held annually in Santa Fe for the past 3
years in conjunction with the National Wilderness Medicine
Conference. All proceeds go to
HHI and UIC and these wonderful organizations earmark the funds
for worthy humanitarian causes. In the past 3 years well over
$15,000 has been raised.
WTM Guatemala Wheelchair Donation Project
Every year, WTM sponsors a non-profit service project to
Guatemala to deliver wheelchairs to needy children with
disabilities. A wheelchair can truly be "life changing" for these
kids. The project is done in conjunction with Hope Haven, a
wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs
throughout the third world. This year WTM and the CME participants
on our Guatemala CME trip were able to sponsor over 50 needy
children! It was especially gratifying because our group fitted and
delivered wheelchairs to all 50 kids personally!
This week, during the Squaw Valley Wilderness Med conference, WTM
sponsored two fundraising events for the Himalayan Cataract Project
/ Cureblindness.org. One event was a 7 mile group "fun run". The
other event was a guided hike.
The "Fun run" and hike to benefit
cureblindness.org project were
a nice success! They raised a combined $2350. Wilderness Medicine
will add an additional $1000, so we will send a check for $3350 to
this wonderful charity.
Nepal Earthquake Relief
WTM CME guests on our Everest base Camp treks have raised over
$15,000 to help repair damage from Nepal earthquake.
Wilderness Conservation Organizations
WTM is privileged to contribute to many wilderness conservation
organizations including Nature Conservancy, Wilderness Society ,
Audubon, and the Ocean Conservancy.