BENEFITING: HIMALAYAN HEALTHCARE INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
As you might know, this year's Mount Everest Climbing season was cancelled due to a horrific avalanche and large loss of life in April of this year. While not directly effecting Tipling, the loss of the income from the Climbing season has affected those people Himalayan Healthcare seeks to provide medical services and help create sustainable businesses. As a result, and much to my legs' dismay, I agreed to run the NYC Marathon one last time to help raise $$$ for this worthy charity I have been involved with since my first trek in 1998.
Our goal has always been to help the people in Nepal to help themselves, and we seek to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people we help.
We started with healthcare needs in the remote mountain village of Tipling, and over time our programs have expanded to other villages and beyond healthcare to include education and income generation. We opened a new clinic in 1994 in the town of Ilam in eastern Nepal, serving a region of 300,000 people. The Ilam clinic provides a full array of medical services previously unavailable in this region.
Our family of supporters provide help in many ways, including donations of time, services, goods and money. We organize medical treks for healthcare professionals and others to remote villages to provide multi-day clinics; you can also volunteer to help in the Ilam clinic. We hope you will consider these or other opportunites to support HHC and see Nepal. We are qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations can be tax-deductible.
Our organization prides itself on being small and efficient; donations made through HHC go to people in Nepal who need this support. HHC's international staff are all volunteers. HHC has no political or religious affiliations.