The Global Outreach Program has been renamed to the “Michele Hertlein Global Outreach Program” to honor and memorialize the person who made the program what it is today.  For the past 24 years, Michele worked tirelessly to secure and ship donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to pediatric treatment centers around the world. Tragically, Michele lost her own battle with cancer after fighting valiantly for over ten years.  She will be greatly missed.

Most childhood cancers can be cured if treated promptly and effectively. However, due to lack of information, early detection and effective treatment, half of the children with cancer patients in developing countries will not survive.

The Michele Hertlein Global Outreach Program partners with pharmaceutical companies to distribute donated cancer treatment drugs and medical supplies around the world. Since its inception, the program has shipped over $416 million in donated medical products to 65 facilities in 42 countries around the world.  More than 167,000 children have been treated thanks to the generous support of the Global Outreach Program’s corporate partners.

Recipients must adhere to strict guidelines and ensure donated medicines are stored in secure areas.

For program information and/or to request assistance, please click here to view our brochure (PDF format) or contact program director Elizabeth Payne at

Michele Hertlein July 15, 1968 – August 5, 2020
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