Babson College Startup in Final Four of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Commitment Challenge
The PICCPerfect team is made up of current Babson students, Emily Levy â€™16, Maria del Mar Gomez â€™16, Julianne Carlin â€™17. Together with alumnus Yousef Al-Humaidhi â€™15, they created a functional and fashionable PICC line cover for those with long term illness.
The fourth round of competition for the CGI U Commitment Challenge is coming to a close on Wednesday, March 31 at 11:59 a.m. PICCPerfect is looking to advance to the fifth and final round. The three PICCPerfect Babson students along with five others, were chosen to attend the 2016 CGI U on April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area.
All funds raised through the competition will go towards PICCPerfectâ€™s Sponsor A Patient program that provides PICC line covers for patients in need and support for their blog #LymeintoLemonAid that gives a voice to patients.
About Clinton Global Initiative University
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, brings together college students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions. CGI U participants do more than simply discuss problems â€“ they take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops, and following up with CGI U as they complete their projects. Since 2008, students have made more than 5,500 Commitments to Action. Previous CGI U meetings have taken place at Tulane University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, the University of California at San Diego, the George Washington University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Arizona State University, and have convened more than 7,500 students from over 925 schools, 145 countries, and all 50 states. To learn more, visit cgiu.org.