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Health Care Without Harm

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THE STORY:

The Problem

Thanks to antibiotics, we live in a world where a child can cut her finger without her parents fearing for her life, and strep throat is little more than a minor inconvenience. Yet antibiotic resistance – when bacteria do not respond to the drugs designed to kill them – threatens to reverse the past century of medical advances.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or “superbugs," are responsible for 23,000 deaths, 8 million hospital stays, and $55 billion in health costs and lost worker productivity in the United States per year.  While doctors recognize the dangers of excessive prescriptions, a lesser known contributor is the use of antibiotics on factory farms.  The agriculture industry uses these drugs to encourage livestock weight gain and ward off potential infection caused by overcrowding, leading to greater meat production and higher profits.  

Four times the amount of antibiotics used in human medicine is used in industrial animal agriculture. This overuse in animals leads to bacteria building up resistance, and in turn becoming difficult to treat in humans, leading to superbugs. 

How is Health Care Without Harm solving the problem?

Health Care Without Harm has been collaborating with hospitals and health care facilities for more than 15 years to build a healthy and sustainable environment. One of these efforts centers on health care institutions committing to serve responsibly raised meat. 

Health care food service is a $12 billion per year industry. Imagine if hospitals used that purchasing power to take a stand against the irresponsible and harmful misuse of antibiotics in our food supply.

Health Care Without Harm is doing just that. We have worked with nearly 800 hospitals across the country who have committed to serving meat raised without unnecessary antibiotics. We need your help!

We are building a safer, healthier planet. To do this, we need everyone: patients, doctors and nurses, food service professionals, farmers and ranchers, you. Together with your support, we can create a healthy future for our families, our communities, and our planet.

How will your contribution make a difference?

With past funds, we have created a movement within the health care sector to protect human and environmental health.  Specifically, our past successes in protecting antibiotics include:

  • We worked with the University of California San Francisco Medical Center on their groundbreaking resolution to phase out the purchase of meat raised with antibiotics. With your support, we can make this happen again and again at medical centers across the country.
  • On Food Day this year, we galvanized more than 350 hospitals around the country to serve 57,000 meals that include at least one antibiotic-free meat option. Amplified over the course of a year, this represents 21 million meals and $32 million spent on meat raised without routine antibiotics. With your help, we can do more!
  • Our work with the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society inspired them to commit to a reduction in meats raised with routine antibiotics throughout Massachusetts’ health care facilities.

This movement needs you. Your financial support will expand our work within health care to preserve antibiotics for their intended use.

We want to build a healthy and sustainable food system a healthy and sustainable planet. We hope you will join us.

 

 

$31,140

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Wilburn family

    $100

  • Steven Cohen and Mary Akerson

    $500

  • Jonathan Bush

    $1,000

  • Sandy and Jeff Thompson

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stephanie Zaremba

    $50

  • Rebecca Veprek

    $35

  • Emily perry

    $50

  • Linda

     

  • Dan Haley

    $250

  • Megan Marshall

    $100

  • Paul Connors

     

  • Jacqueline Fishbein

    $50

  • Larry Wittenberg

    $100

  • Sabrina Dunlap

     

  • Mary vogel

    $25

  • Joan D'Amore

    $25

  • Dana Quattrochi

    $100

  • Victoria LaValley

    $200

  • Andy Ferren

    $100

  • Sara Gottlieb

     

  • Paul Rosie

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Robin Guenther

    $100

  • John Dacey

    $500

  • Hubert Murray

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Bay Cities Peoduce

    $50

  • Joanne Burke

     

  • Annie Harlow

    $20

  • Marydale DeBor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy Hazard

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daria Holcomb

    $25

  • Joan and Harry Stoddard

    $100

  • Carol Clifford

    $15

  • JoAnn Florendo

    $50

  • Travis Greenwood

    $10

  • Daniel Orenstein

    $25

  • Eve, Sean, and Miette

     

  • BIDMC

    $2,500

  • Colleen Funkhouser

     

  • Mary McKinley

    $1,000

  • Julie Silas

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $92

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Blair Sadler

    $1,000

  • Cindy March

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Shikha Anand and Vijay Nayak

    $250

  • Aparna Bole

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • David Schwartz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Beth and John Stevenson

    $50

  • Yifei Zhong

    $50

  • Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    $25

  • Kevin Conway

    $50

  • Bob Jarboe

    $100

  • Jack Henderson

    $500

  • Beth Eckl

    $50

  • Awards Queen

    $25

  • Stan Cahill

    $100

  • Henry Jiang

    $50

  • Sandi Rigney

    $25

  • Don & Sharon

    $250

  • Gail Mack

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Yudie & Jane Fishman

    $100

  • Kristen Wilson

    $30

  • John Messervy

    $250

  • Jerry Zhang

    $30

  • Brian

    $50

  • Janice Schiappa

    $30

  • Mitchell Orenstein

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Barbara Fingold & Gary Schaefer

    $100

  • Nathan Lipke

    $50

  • Sam Orenstein

    $10

  • Talia Orenstein

    $10

  • Wandrae Leszcynski

    $25

  • Judy Focareta and George Garrison

    $25

  • Xiaoyu Chen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Michelle Gottlieb

    $100

  • Lauren

    $25

  • Jude and Paul

     

  • Alan Lipke

    $50

  • Yvonne (and Alan) Lipke

    $50

  • Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Rosie

    $10

  • Gary Cohen

    $500

  • John Tener

    $50

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62% Raised of$50,000 Goal

The Team: $31,140 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

HEALTH CARE WITHOUT HARM

Amount Raised

$10,295

 

21% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Gottlieb

Amount Raised

$5,085

Fundraiser Title

Bill Ravanesi

Amount Raised

$2,550

Fundraiser Title

Robin Guenther

Amount Raised

$2,275

Fundraiser Title

Paul Lipke

Amount Raised

$1,985

Fundraiser Title

Veronique Nagle

Amount Raised

$1,635

Fundraiser Title

Practice Greenhealth

Amount Raised

$1,305

 

52% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

California Food Team

Amount Raised

$1,265

Donor Comments

John Tener

John Tener

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

DONATION: $500

In honor of my HCWH family! 5 years ago

Rosie

Rosie

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Yvonne (and Alan) Lipke

Yvonne (and Alan) Lipke

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Alan Lipke

Alan Lipke

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jude and Paul

Jude and Paul

5 years ago

Lauren

Lauren

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Michelle Gottlieb

Michelle Gottlieb

DONATION: $100

In thanks to my Fundraiser Partner in Crime... Robin!!!! 5 years ago