Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 team preparations well underway

2012 REACH 4 Ghana Team

Congratulations to the 2012 team! Well underway in their preparations for their medical mission to Ghana next summer, this dynamic group truly seeks "to preserve and restore health, to seek the cause and cure of diseases, and to educate those who would save humanity," just as the inscription reads behind them in the historic Hunton Hall at the VCU School of Medicine. They will accomplish these objectives and will themselves be greatly inspired and affected during their service in Ghana next summer. We wish them the best and lend them our full support!

~ Jeremy

Friday, September 2, 2011

Q&A Session

Hi all, We're having a Q&A session to follow up the interest meeting.

Date: Tuesday, September 6
Location: Sanger 1-044
Time: 12 - 1 pm

Thanks for your interest! Hope to see you there,


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2011 Trip Video!

The team has worked hard to create a video to document our trip (see below). Feel free to share with family and friends!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week 3 Update - back home

With the REACH 4 Ghana team back in the United States, we are excited to share about our action-packed final week in Ghana. As we do so, we are filled with fond memories of our time there and gratitude for the comforts of life in America.

Thank you for your support – you have made this mission possible. Our experience in Ghana and the services we were able to provide have changed our lives and the lives of many others.

Read the rest of the update on the Week 3 page.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 2 Update

Greetings once again from the REACH 4 Ghana team. We hope this update finds you all doing well. The second week was full of enriching experiences and we’re grateful to be able to share them with you. Thank you, as always for your support which has made our time in Ghana a reality.

You can view the rest of the update on the blog.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Week 1 Update

Hello from Ghana! The team arrived on Sunday, June 19 and we spent our first night in Tema, near Accra. We traveled to Ho the next morning for an orientation and welcome ceremony hosted by Life for the Living Medical Center. We felt honored to have drumming, singing, and dancing from three local cultural performance groups to say, "Woezo lo," meaning "You are very welcome!"

You can view the rest of the update on our blog.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just over a month left

We're entering our final preparations phase as we only have about one month left until we head to Ghana! What's our schedule once we're in the country? Basically, we'll spend two days in each of the villages that we're going to - the first day will be the medical clinic and the second day will be an eye clinic and health education. We're going to five villages throughout the Volta Region. Of course, we won't be able to visit Ghana without going to some of the beautiful sites in the area - Wli Falls, Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary, and Kakum National Park, to name a few. To the right is a picture of Wli Falls -->

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thanks for coming

Thanks to all who came out for the Trivia Night! From the team who essentially got every question right to the five or so teams who ended up with zero points after betting it all on the last question - all had a great time. Just to test yourself: Which country boasts of the largest man-made lake by surface area?

Check out the album on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Congratulations to our bracket winners!

March Madness is over, and most of our brackets looked like Swiss cheese after VCU swept through and upset everyone. Thanks once again to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

VCU in the Final Four - GO RAMS!

March Madness is well underway and who would have expected VCU to be in the Final Four? My brackets certainly did not have them going this far. To all who participated in the REACH 4 Ghana bracket contest - thank you! We deeply appreciate your support. We'll know the winner of the tournament next Monday (VCU, of course, it's just a matter of time . . .) and we'll notify the bracket contest winners of their prizes next week as well.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Madness Bracket Fundraiser

$10 for 3 brackets - great prizes! Once you sign up, we'll email your sign-in information for our bracket pool on You must register and fill out your brackets before the first game on March 17.
Click here to sign up now!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Papa John's Fundraiser

Eat a lot of pizza? Know someone who does? Maybe your work frequently orders pizza for lunch. Support our trip to Ghana while saving a bunch of money! We have a coupon available for $10 that will save you over $170 on pizza from Papa John's. Email Varun if you are interested in purchasing one.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

REACH with Us dinner was great!

The whole team sends a big THANK YOU to all who came out for the REACH with Us dinner on Saturday, March 5. We had a great time meeting all of you and getting to share about Ghana and our opportunity to make a difference there. We hope that you'll stay in touch - if we have your email, we'll certainly send you updates when we're on our trip. Thanks once again. Thanks to Matt Krosin, we can view the pictures from the evening on our Facebook page