For Immediate Release: LAUGHH Foundation team to travel to Colombia for third medical mission

WESTON, Mo. (July 13, 2016) – LAUGHH Foundation, Inc. along with 40 volunteers will travel to rural areas outside Bucaramanga, Colombia from July 14 to July 22 for their third medical mission trip to help those in need of proper medical care. LAUGHH, a foundation based in Weston, began sponsoring medical missions in 2013 because of the significant need for medical care to rural areas in Colombia where medical attention is scarce and difficult to access due to the patients’ remote geographical location.

This July, the LAUGHH team will travel to four towns, each with important medical needs. More than 1,000 adults and 500 children will receive access to general medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, wound care, optometry and physical therapy. Many will receive much needed canes, walkers and wheelchairs as well. In addition to primary medical care, vitamins and medications, LAUGHH patients also receive education, and this sets LAUGHH apart from most other medical missions. Patients receive education on chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, as it may apply to them. All patients receive education on diet and exercise. This year, LAUGHH will also add Total Body Awareness education for LAUGHH Press Release Add one women as breast cancer is detected most often after the cancer is advanced. Children also receive fluoride and all patients receive a new toothbrush.

“Often medical missions leave their patients with only a bandaid –  like 30 days worth of medicine –  ­ a temporary solution to a chronic problem. We are all about making a sustainable difference to our patients and impacting them for generations to come. Education is the most lasting gift we can give. With the tools and knowledge that they get from us they will make changes in their diet and activity levels and achieve a healthier lifestyle, preventing future disease,” said Francie Stoner, founder and president of LAUGHH.

LAUGHH Foundation, Inc. is a non profit foundation based in Weston, Mo. LAUGHH stands for Live Abundantly Using Guided Helping Hands. Our mission is to serve those who are underserved through medical missions, support of educational ministries, and community service. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.laughh.org.

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2016 Mission Dates Set; Applications Accepted through January 15

LAUGHH’s Executive Board is happy to announce that we will be traveling to Bucaramanga, Colombia for our THIRD mission trip July 14 – 23, 2016.

Additionally, the application period is open now through January 15.  We expect a high number of applicants and the board will review each application, matching skill sets with needed roles.  All applicants will be contacted no later than February 29, 2016.

Thank you to all our supporters!  We love to LAUGHH!

2015 Fundraiser coming Sept 19 in Kansas City!

Registration limited to FIRST 200, SO REGISTER NOW!  Can’t make it?  You can still help out by Registering Now and selecting I am not able to attend but would like to help with a donation.

You can also find our EVENT ON FACEBOOK.

Special Thanks to All Sizes BBQ for their fabulous BBQ! And to Mike Lammers and his team at Tricension for their incredible sponsorship and encouragement. Thanks to Cerner and First Hand for letting us use the awesome Riverport facility. Love them, and so will you!
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When
Saturday September 19, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT

Where
Cerner Riverport
6711 NE Birmingham Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64117

Featuring: World class, award winning BBQ and a silent auction, Your support will change lives!Call us!
816-226-3322

Attire
Kansas City Casual
(Yep, jeans are OK! We´ll be eatin´ BBQ!)

Agenda
5-6 pm  Drinks and Silent Auction
6-7 pm World Class BBQ Dinner/Silent Auction (closes at 6:30 pm)
7-8pm  Dessert and Program

Our next medical mission to Colombia is July 17-23, 2016. Help us do it again!

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2015 Mission Team Roster Nearly Complete!

The applications are coming in, and those combined with verbal confirmations we nearly have our team roster filled!

If you’ve been in contact with Gisella or Francie about this trip, please complete your application ASAP for your spot on the team.

We are still hoping to recruit 2 more PEDIATRICIANS for this rewarding mission trip.  If you know someone who may be interested, please have them contact us through this web page or Facebook.

Mission Dates:  July 16-26, 2015