Happy Holidays from MMM - A Look Back with Gratitude at 2015
This year the focus of Montero Medical Missions has primarily been domestic, supporting veterans through our successful Health Fair for Veterans initiative, while laying the groundwork for future international programs.Several partnerships were created with individuals who have strong connections in potential medical mission target countries including the Philippines, Mongolia, Nepal, China, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala and Senegal.In addition, we sent two 40 ft. containers of donated medical supplies and hospital equipment to Mindanao, Philippines bound for the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City and our MMM adopted hospital the Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center in Tandag, Surigao del Sur.As always, thank you for all you do.Dr. Juan Montero
Montero Medical MissionsLooks Back at 2015
RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT FUTURE MISSIONSWe are always so pleased to see our how many people in our communities and across the globe are ready to stand up in support of MMM efforts.We had great turnout and a lot of fun at The Annual MMM Golf Tournament at Cypress Point Country Club, Summer Bash at 757 Crave Restaurant, our annual Oyster Roast at SpringHill Suites in Greenbrier and new this year, Rock 'N Bowl at AMF Lanes in Chesapeake.A special thank you for the super efforts of Katie Thornton, a member of the MMM International Advisory Board and, by the way, three-time National Association of Inter-Collegiate Athletics Player of the Year who put together the Rock 'n Bowl event. It is right in her lane as she was recentlyhired as Bowling Head Coach at Savannah College of Arts and Design.A NEW MODEL OF CARE IN COLLEGESAt our October17th Health Fair for Veterans, ten volunteer-students from Old Dominion University participated, through the admirable leadership of Mr. Dominick Ramos, a freshman pre-med student who started working with us as a student at Hickory High School shadowing his grandfather, Dr. Hubert Ramos. Through Dominick's leadership, ODU had now initiated the first Montero Medical Missions College Chapter with officers and bylaws already in place. MMM warmly congratulates Dominick and his student leaders and wish them instant and utmost success. Who knows, this could be the model for college-based service organizations for years to come.PLAYING BALLMMM is now associated with Major League Baseball through the sponsorship of local All-Star Michael Cuddyer of the New York Mets. His MMM Homeruns For Humanity fundraiser has netted a handsome return and we are most grateful to him and MLB Players Association Trust. RACING FOR THE CAUSEIf you are a NASCAR fan, you may have seen Montero Medical Missions on the hood of Little Joe's CircleSport car #33 at Charlotte Speedway this year. It's exciting to see Montero moving that fast. Thank you Circle Sport Racing.STILL SWINGINGYes, that was Doc and Manny Pacquiao meeting in Los Angeles prior to his much hyped fight, to discuss partnership with MMM.THE MONGOLIAN CONNECTIONIn September, Montero Medical Missions co-hosted a reception at the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, DC to highlight the presence of MMM in that nation. With approximately 70 guests in attendance, Mongolian Ambassador B. Altangerel and his staff warmly welcomed everyone. There were two ambassadors, a congressman, a minister, healthcare professionals, businessmen, a good number of Mongolian-American Society and North American Mongolian Business Council members present.LAST BUT NOT LEASTMMM 'Thank You' event at Renova Wellness Center in Norfolk was held Thursday, Nov.19th to recognize and honor our volunteers and supporters.If you think giving feels good during the holiday season, wait until you give back.This holiday season consider making a tax-deductible donation to Montero Medical Missions. Even the smallest donations can make a world of difference in the lives of the world's poorest citizens.$10 Buys a pair of eyeglasses - so children can see, read and learn.$100 Provides a cataract surgery - and saves someone from blindness.$250 Buys a prosthesis - and makes someone productive again.CLICK HERE TO DONATEHave a happy and healthy new year.We will see you in 2016!