Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Corp via Crowdrise
February 02, 2011
BENEFITING: Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Corp
EVENT: San Francisco Marathon 2011
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2011
Despite the recognition of health as a human right, the World Health Organization estimates that one-third of all human deaths result from medical conditions that have existing treatments and cures, evidence that states are not effectively ensuring access to essential medicines.
To support Universities Allied for Essential Medicines' efforts to support access to essential medicines worldwide, I am running the San Francisco Marathon on July 31, 2011 (my first since fracturing my spine from over-training/carrying law school books...so this one's special to me!). I have pledged to raise $26.20 for each mile of the marathon (26.2 miles). Please help me reach my goal of raising $686.44.
The return on your donation is not just one life saved. You are paying into saving whole families and communities. In fact, your gift goes to saving thousands, one generic medicine at a time. A gift, of whatever size, helps change the inequitable and unneeded university policies that prevent medicines and other medical technology discovered on campuses from reaching poor countries, and the individuals who are too poor to pay brand-name prices.