Tropic Care Maui County 2018

A big mahalo to Bayer and its Wahine to Wahine volunteers who stepped up to the plate to help fellow community members during Tropic Care Maui County 2018.

More than 350 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines – including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, dentists and others from active and reserved ranks of the armed forces around the U.S. – participated in this Innovative Readiness Training mission that provided no-cost health services to community members throughout Maui County.

On Molokai, hundreds of residents took advantage of the free medical, dental and vision services provided by nearly 50 military personnel.

Bayer’s employees were honored to assist in this effort.

Dawn Bicoy, Bayer’s Community Affairs Manager, served as the Site Coordinator for the effort on Molokai, overseeing all civilian volunteers for five days. Bayer also flew in 15 additional Wahine to Wahine volunteers from other islands to help staff four stations for two days. These dedicated ladies assisted attendees throughout the entire process which included providing appropriate forms along with instructions, monitoring stations, assisting with distribution of supplies, and answering general questions. The company also provided daily refreshments for attendees.

In all, the Tropic Care event enabled Bayer to touch more than 5% of Molokai’s population again sending a message that Bayer cares!

“Without volunteers this important outreach program would not have run as smoothly, or worse, would not have been possible on this island,” said Bicoy. “We extend a big mahalo to all our dedicated volunteers for lending a much needed helping hand.”

Wahine to Wahine is a voluntary community of women interested in agriculture both professionally and personally, in recognition of their roles as working women, wives, mothers, aunties, sisters and girlfriends. Wahine to Wahine volunteers from Oahu, Maui and Molokai joined together to volunteer their help at Tropic Care 2018 on Molokai.