Mission Possible: A Medical Mission Fundraiser

Local Bike Event Raises Funds For Global Brigade

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By Community Editor

COURTESY OF GREENLINE WHEELS

Oak Park, IL - On Saturday, August 17th, locals won't have to go far to help provide medical care to hundreds of people in Honduras. Greenline Wheels will be hosting Mission Possible, an event full of bike-centric raffles and silent auctions. The goal is to raise $3,000 to purchase medical supplies which will allow students from Boston College to serve over 800 patients during an upcoming trip to Honduras.

Mission Possible will take place August 17th from 10am to 5pm. Items being raffled off include a Cutler Origin 8 bicycle, a Cannondale bicycle, Axiom messenger bags, Vigor bike helmets, and other accessories. There will even be a few yoga and tennis related items. Coordinating the event is Freddy Gibson, a Greenline Wheels staff member, Global Brigades participant, and sophomore at Boston College.

"During one week in Panama last summer we cared for over 300 patients, built five latrines, and provided vital medical care that was otherwise unavailable," shares Gibson. "Without a doubt, the trip was a success and an incredible experience and that's why we are looking to do it again."

Gibson will coordinate a team of students from Boston College to venture to Honduras next summer where they will provide the same medical care they provided in Panama. At the Global Brigades Honduras site, brigades normally see upwards of 800 patients, meaning they'll see a significant increase in the cost of supplies. All funds raised at the Mission Possible fundraiser will be put toward the costs of the brigade's medical supplies.

For more information, to provide a raffle item, or to give a monetary donation, please contact Abigail Miller, 708-725-7170, or by email at Abigail@GreenlineWheels.com.

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