December 01, 2015 17:30 ET

Eric Lefkofsky and Wife Liz Fund 2016 Surgical Mission to Antigua, Guatemala

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2015) - Eric Lefkofsky, Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon, and his wife Liz are funding a surgical mission for Medical Missions For Children. In 2016, through the generosity of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Noah Siegel will be traveling to Antigua, Guatemala to provide cleft and microtia (absence of the outer ear) surgeries and dental care to needy children. MMFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sends qualified doctors and surgeons to different locations across the world to treat children and young adults for facial deformities and illnesses.

Liz and Eric Lefkofsky are long-time supporters of MMFC, as their foundation has supplied similar grants to fund missions in previous years. MMFC sends surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists, nurses and speech therapists to countries with poor access to medical care. The organization travels all over the world and has previously visited areas in China, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Ukraine. The MMFC continues to grow and is continually identifying new sites where impoverished children are in need of its services.

Medical Missions For Children helps approximately 1,000 people every year. Each team supplies its own operating rooms, recovery clinics, and suitable medications to ensure that children receive the highest quality care upon arrival.

About Lefkofsky Family Foundation
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation that was established in 2006 by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky. The purpose of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation is to advance high-impact programs, initiatives and research that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve. To achieve this mission, the Foundation strives to: ensure access to quality education; improve fundamental human rights; propel innovative medical research; and expand cultural initiatives. For more information on the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, visit:

About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon. He is also a Co-founder of Lightbank, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Uptake. Eric Lefkofsky is a Trustee of Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. For more information on Eric Lefkofsky, visit:

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