Lwala Community Alliance, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

2012 Team Athletes for Real Medicine LA Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: REAL MEDICINE INC

ORGANIZER: REAL MEDICINE INC

EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

THE STORY:

We are the Lwala Community Alliance, a non-profit health and development agency that seeks to build the capacity of the people of Lwala, Kenya to advance thier own comprehensive well being.  We are very excited about teaming up with Real Medicine Foundation for 'Athletes for Real Medicine'.  Real Medicine is a long time partner of ours and we will be hosting our first 'virtual marathon' in Lwala (a rural village in Nyanza, Kenya) which will be held in tandem with the LA Marathon.  

Race Details:

Each school in the area will select two to four students (approximately  40 students total) who will run 5 kilometers in a race to encourage the community in healthy living.  The theme of the race will be “Running for Health” and will include messages to students and participants about how they can improve their health through proper water and sanitation practices, keeping active, and learning about and being tested for HIV.  The Lwala Community Alliance will have staff on hand to provide information on these programs and to provide Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV.  The top three racers will win sports shoes for themselves along with prizes for their school, including sports uniforms and sports equipment.  This race will be run simultaneous to the LA Marathon as a way for the students of the Lwala area to participate in this international opportunity.

Our Work:

The Lwala Community Alliance was founded by Kenyan brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng’, who are natives of Lwala, a rural village in Western Kenya.  At the center of our work is the Lwala Community Health Center which opened in April of 2007. In April 2011, construction on a new maternity and integrative care wing was completed, thereby tripling the space of the original clinic. As a result, the facility is now designated as the Lwala Community Hospital.  Through a staff of more than 25 Kenyans, we treat an average of 1,700 patients each month and have nearly 1,000 people enrolled in HIV care. Over time the program has become more multi-dimensional to include small scale micro-enterprise, public health outreach, water and sanitation, and education programming. Find out more at by clicking on our team page or going to www.lwalacommunityalliance.org 

REAL MEDICINE INC wrote -

2012 will be our 3rd year as an official charity for the LA Marathon. Last year Real Medicine Foundation was able to raise over $21,000.00 for projects in 15 different countries including the Japan Relief Efforts. Athletes for Real Medicine strives to bring not only awareness to the work we do but to make a "real" difference by donating 92% of all funds raised directly to their intended projects. Help us to reach our goal for the 2012 LA Marathon by supporting one of our fabulous athletes, or joining us for the journey!

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To This Fundraiser

$460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gesine Pryor

    $50

  • William Young

    $50

  • Bob and Bonnie Miller

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lifted Hands Ministries

    $10

  • Margo Johnson

    $50

  • Pat Tietz

    $50

  • Anita Wharton

    $50

  • Andy & Andrea Swan

    $25

  • Mary Oehmig

     

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9% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $15,836 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sevan Ghazourian

Amount Raised:

$2,075

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Genevieve Gabriel

Amount Raised:

$1,752

 

35% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Fred Ascher

Amount Raised:

$1,700

 

68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Stephanie Crosby

Amount Raised:

$1,604

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Ani & Ara Messerlian

Amount Raised:

$1,410

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Baleny Minas

Amount Raised:

$1,330

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Emily White

Amount Raised:

$1,026

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Paul Hansen

Amount Raised:

$750

Donor Comments

Mary Oehmig

Mary Oehmig

2 years ago

Andy & Andrea Swan

Andy & Andrea Swan

DONATION: $25

On behalf of Ian Swan 2 years ago

Anita Wharton

Anita Wharton

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Pat Tietz

Pat Tietz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Margo Johnson

Margo Johnson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago