touchfoundation's profile image - click for profile

Touch Foundation's Fundraiser:

Team Touch NYC Marathon 2010

Touch Foundation's Photo
Touch Foundation's Photo

BENEFITING: Touch Foundation

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010


The Touch Foundation is dedicated to changing, and saving lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

Team Touch is participating in the ING New York Marathon for the 2nd consecutive year! We have over 40 runners on our team (they are all fundraising over on!) but are looking for more people to join our cause as they battle fatigue, pain, and severe chaffing on the streets of New York! When you hit that twenty mile mark, every little bit helps, and we want to help you by giving you a cause worth running for.

The Touch Foundation is involved in training health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa who can then provide the backbone to a health care system with one of the world's largest disease burdens. Touch helps to fund Bugando University College of Health Sciences (BUCHS) and Bugando Medical Center (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania. Starting with just 10 MD grads in 2003, BUCHS now has nearly 400 MD students and 900 students across 6 different Health Care cadres. Touch also partners with various organizations and coorporations like Abbott, Mckinsey&Company;, USAID, and Weill Cornell Medical College to provide BUCHS and BMC students and doctors to the resources they need to be succesful.

The Touch Foundation sees our mission as similar to running a marathon (or an ultra-marathon): It requires a lot of investment in training and time to achieve a long lasting result. Learn more about our runners, our students and our campaign at, or check out our website at Or, join us in changing the face of health care in Africa by donating or by running for our team!



Fundraise for this Campaign



Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments