The Global Grizzlies, a student-run nonprofit group at The University of Montana, will host a banquet and silent auction Friday, April 15, to raise money for a humanitarian trip to Mongolia.

The Global Grizzlies is out to make a difference in the world. The group provides aid to developing countries as humanitarian ambassadors from UM. The group does everything from health and hygiene education to helping patients in hospitals, medical clinics and dental offices. All members of the 10-person club are embarking on careers in health care.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Missoula Children’s Theatre. It will feature the Cold Hard Cash Show, a Johnny Cash cover band that has appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” Food and beverages will be available.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They are available at The Source in the University Center and online at
The Global Grizzlies will travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with New Choice, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to the largely nomadic and water-deprived population. Members will work in mobile clinics that travel from village to village, as well as in the capital’s family medical center.
For more information about the fundraising event or to donate, call Melissa Jenkins at 406-531-6815 or email