Prenya Rajendran wrote -
Hello! My name is Prenya Rajendran and I'm a medical student and a humanitarian. I'm also the Founder and President of Helping Hearts Chapter of the “Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children.” (FIMRC)
I’d love for you to visit My Profile to find out more about me and my story!
I’ve invited you here to help kick-off the very first fundraiser, “MICROSCOPE FOR MALARIA”! In support of the project, I’ll be running a 5K Mud Marathon on Oct 16, 2012. I would be thrilled if you would also support the cause by making a donation- any amount is appreciated!
About The Project !
Helping Hearts is raising money to buy a microscope ($1,840) for our site in Uganda! The microscope we are attempting to purchase is a highly specialized unit that will work efficiently and accurately, even in the absence of electricity. This microscope will be used daily to diagnose various diseases, most notably malaria. Malaria is responsible for more illness and death than any other disease in Uganda and remains the biggest killer of children to date. Malarial deaths are particularly tragic because the disease is preventable, treatable and curable. Accuracy of diagnosis is essential in controlling this disease, which is why the new microscope will play such a vital role.
*If we exceed our goal, your donations will go towards providing mosquito nets, which is the easiest way to prevent malaria.
Why Contribute ?
If we all work together, raising the money for these microscopes will be very easy. Considering the fatality rate of this disease, every small donation will literally save lives. Modern medicine has virtually eradicated Malaria from developed countries, and starting with this new microscope, we help Ugandans take another step towards being free of this disease as well. Together, we can create a world in which all children have equal access to the benefits of modern medicine.
* Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Thank you so much for visiting our donation page! It means more to us than you know!
With lot’s of love,
Prenya & Helping Hearts Chapter