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Karina's Birthday Bash for Pallium India

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Karina Schoultz

THE STORY:

As some of you know, I am shy about sharing my birthday with others. This year I am putting aside this idiosyncrasy/neurosis and asking everyone to celebrate with me--not with presents or a party but by joining me in donating to Pallium India, a palliative care organization in India.  I currently am witnessing firsthand the phenomenal and vital work that its staff of 45 is doing in caring for more than 1000 patients and in bringing pain management to the rest of the country through education and advocacy. They also serve as a model program in palliative care for other resource-poor countries.  In the U.S. and Europe, we use 90% of the world's morphine, an inexpensive and natural drug that is extremely effective in pain control; globally, Human Rights Watch estimates that 3.5 million people with terminal cancer or AIDS die each year while suffering needlessly and oftentimes excruciatingly.  While Pallium India has had tremendous success (partnering with the World Health Organization, tripling their patient census in five years, and becoming India's premier training site for palliative care), they need funds to expand the reach of their work. Nothing would delight me more on my birthday (or thereabouts) than if people dear to my heart would donate to this cause dear to my heart! In a country in which most people live on less than $2 per day, $10 from your pocket would make a difference.  Tax-deductible donations are funneled to Pallium India through the U.S.-based non-profit organization Indians for Collective Action, and Crowdrise promises it will take less than 30 seconds of your time.  There's no pressure, of course; I know these are tough economic times for many and we have to make hard choices when it comes to our charitable donations. I understand and respect this, truly.

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$1,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karina Schoultz

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Meredith Bradley

     

  • Megan Flynn

     

  • Susan Barber

     

  • Zaga Rakidzich

     

  • Marcy Bernstein

     

  • Theresa Proctor

     

  • Sandra Fish

     

  • Aggie Pigao Cadz

     

  • Mary-Allen Macneil

     

  • Ginna Minervini Maus

     

  • Paula Backus

     

  • James Hill

     

  • Naomi Tzril Saks

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Catherine Harris

     

  • Marcelle Hopkins

     

  • Michael Milward

     

  • Bernadette Currier

     

  • Laura Rawlings

     

  • Kirsten Ott

     

  • Jill Leckey

     

  • Mary Pandolfino

     

  • Anne Grete Mazziotta

     

  • Eva Lindemann

     

  • Cheryl Wilkins

     

  • Kelley Mullin

     

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323% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kelley Mullin

Kelley Mullin

Fantastic way for us to celebrate you and your birthday! 5 years ago

Cheryl Wilkins

Cheryl Wilkins

In tribute of your generous and loving heart....Karina. 5 years ago

Eva Lindemann

Eva Lindemann

Happy Happy Birthday to the lovely and incandescent Karina Schoultz! You are a true inspiration! Sending so much love your way, Eva xoxo 5 years ago

Anne Grete Mazziotta

Anne Grete Mazziotta

Happy Birthday, Karina! You are making a difference! 5 years ago

Mary Pandolfino

Mary Pandolfino

Happy Birthday, Karina. You are loved. 5 years ago

Jill Leckey

Jill Leckey

Happy Birthday Karina!! What a great cause to support! 5 years ago

Kirsten Ott

Kirsten Ott

Happy birthday!! xoxox 5 years ago

Laura Rawlings

Laura Rawlings

Happy birthday my dear friend. ( I love it when you ask for what you want!!) May you be blessed this year in direct proportion to the blessing you are to others. Love you much. 5 years ago

Bernadette Currier

Bernadette Currier

5 years ago

Michael Milward

Michael Milward

5 years ago