Help Melissa go to Ghana to study Public Health!
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I, Melissa Fox, have been passionate about public health and raising awareness for HIV/AIDS ever since I lost my father to the virus in 2003. This hardship has inspired me to pursue a career in public health, educating those around me to help fight ...
I, Melissa Fox, have been passionate about public health and raising awareness for HIV/AIDS ever since I lost my father to the virus in 2003. This hardship has inspired me to pursue a career in public health, educating those around me to help fight diseases and the stigma associated with them. I have been accepted into a course that focuses on Public Health in Ghana during the last semester of my studies in Biology at the University of Cincinnati. This study abroad course will provide me with a hands-on, real world applied-learning experience concerning public health and infectious diseases in Ghana. The course will focus on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and include ~12 weeks of instruction at UC followed by a 10-12 day study tour to Ghana.

I need to raise at least $500 by November 28th in order to pay a deposit for the course, otherwise my spot in the course will be given to another student. Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Any extra money that I raise will be put toward the purchase of my airfare, room and board (approximately $3,000). If I raise more than that, I will donate that excess money to STOP AIDS Cincinnati, local non-profit.

Thank you,
Melissa Fox
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