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GW Student-Athletes Take Part in GW + Phones = Hope Rally

GW women's lacrosse senior Emily Perling shakes hands with Chelsea Clinton at Tuesday's GW + Phones = Hope Kickoff Rally. Student-athletes donated and can continue to donate toward GW's goal of 20,000 used cell phones by the start of CGI U in March.

Oct. 18, 2011

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Student-athletes Jabari Edwards, Emily Perling, Katie Crosby, Hillary DeCarl and Luke Mirabella were among a number of GW students donating time and phones for the GW + Phones = Hope Kickoff Rally at the university's Marvin Center Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The GW + Phones = Hope campaign will work with Hope Phones to recycle used cell phones and use the proceeds to fund mobile health technology projects in developing countries. The donations from the GW + Phones = Hope collection drive will help fund two maternal and child health projects - one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Nepal.

The quintet donated several of their used phones, including four from men's basketball graduate student Edwards, and met guest speakers Chelsea Clinton, William J. Clinton Foundation board member, and Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts.

Tuesday's event was the first Commitment to Action - a concrete plan to address a major global challenge - for GW as it prepares to host the fifth Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) March 30-April 1, 2012. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) challenges college students to address global issues with practical, innovative solutions.

Click here to get involved with the GW + Phones = Hope campaign and find out how you can help GW reach its goal of 20,000 used cell phones donated for the 2012 CGI U.