The Hispanic Podiatric Medical Student Association (HPMSA) donated $550 to help support the mission of Barry University's Yucatan Crippled Children's Project (YCCP). The YCCP was established in 1996 to provide surgical and medical treatment to crippled children in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. For the past 14 years, physicians and surgeons from Barry University's School of Podiatric Medicine have helped thousands of children who suffer from disabilities get back on their feet.
Marien Rodriguez, president of HPMSA and a member of the class of 2012 indicated that "HPMSA raised funds by selling lab coats and gloves, Spanish dictionaries and cards with medical phrases translated into Spanish, as well as holding a fundraising potluck dinner." The HPMSA is a multicultural club that enables students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to learn about issues that affect practicing podiatric minority members and to help advance recognition of the podiatric profession. In addition, HPMSA advocates for awareness about health issues that affect minorities in the community.