LEKI with Medicines Global Celebrates 17 Years


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Join MGOYA and Leki for a celebration event, January 11th, from 4:30- 6:00 at Outdoor Retailer

Booth #A101

Los Angeles, CA. (January 9th, 2017) LEKI USA is sponsoring Medicines Global’s Happy Hour, Wednesday, January 11th from 4:30 to 6 at Medicines Global’s Booth A101 in Advocacy Alley in celebration of LEKI YSA’s 17-year support of Medicines Global and the Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador programs.

The LEKI USA / Medicines Global Happy is taking place before the 7th Annual Outdoor Inspiration Awards presented by Adidas Outdoor. The Medicines Global booth, A101, is directly in front of the Outdoor Inspiration Awards in room MR 250. Please stop by and share a beer and learn about Medicines Global world wide humanitarian efforts and their innovative youth programs that have given hundred’s of urban youth multiple wilderness experiences. 

Greg Wozer, President of LEKI USA, was a team member on Medicines Global’s first humanitarian trek to Nepal in 1999. At that time Medicines Global was in its incubation stages and was then called Medicines For Nepal. Over the years Medicines For Nepal has become Medicines Global and has since delivered over $4 million dollars’ worth of medical equipment and supplies to rural health posts around the world.

The Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador programs provide opportunities for urban teens to get out of the inner city & into the wilderness to: rock climb; camp; surf; kayak; snow shoe & to trek through: the Himalayas; Sri Lanka; El Salvador; Nicaragua and many other countries to deliver much needed basic first aid supplies.

At the Medicines Global Booth you will find JATAKA JEWELRY, bracelets made by Co-Founder and Co-Director of Medicines Global, Johanna Belson. Every bracelet sold supports Medicines Global and the Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador programs. 

During Outdoor Retailer Medicines Global will be selling $10.00 raffle tickets for LEKI poles, GoPro cameras including a VIP GoPro kit containing latest GOPro equipment, Osprey Day Packs, Chaos Hats. Winners need not be present on the last hour of the show.

Last year Medicines Global made its 9th medical delivery to Nepal delivering Rx supplies to 4 Kathmandu Hospitals on the First Anniversary of the tragic 2015 Nepal earthquake. Medicines Global is creating a 2nd Anniversary Expedition with one of Nepal’s most respect trekking companies. Join Medicines Global’s Team delivering Rx supplies to Kathmandu Hospitals and to health posts while trekking on the Annapurna Trail.

Please stop by for a beer, learn more about Medicines Global and check out JATAKA Jewelry.

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Joanna Belson, Associate Director at Mediacines Global asks the question, “What if every adventure traveler became a courier of much needed medical supplies to every corner of the earth? What impact would that simple act of kindness and care have on the state of healthcare across the globe? Dare we say, monumental? And now Medicines Global is working tirelessly to encourage the youth of inner city LA to become the next generation of humanitarian adventure travelers…One outdoor adventure at a time…”

About Medicines Global

Medicines Global was established in 2001 to inspire adventure travelers to give back to places they visit by delivering basic first aid supplies to medical centers and remote community run health posts. Since 1999, 17 expeditions have taken place to Nepal, Mongolia, Tibet, Guatemala, India, Ecuador, Siberia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Dominican Republic and El Salvador. In 2004, after years of leading humanitarian international outdoor adventures Medicines Global founders Janice and Johanna Belson created the MGOYA Programs to introduce the love of outdoor adventure to local urban youth.

In addition to the continued support of The North Face, Medicines Global has been able to advance the mission with the support of several important partner organizations such as: the Los Angeles Unified School District; the Los Angeles Police Department; Los Angeles City Government; Erewhon Organic Grocer & Cafe; Adventure 16; Friends of Joshua Tree and Channel Island Outfitters. Medicines Global has received fiscal and in-kind support from several other generous companies such as: GoPo; LEKI USA; RedWing/VASQUE; OSPREY Packs; Klean Kanteen; Avon Rent-A- Van; adidas OUTDOOR; Whole Foods Market; Surya Bastakoti/Himalayan Kitchen; Box Brothers; The Melby Family Foundation and The Hixon Foundation.