BENEFITING: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC
ORGANIZER: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC
I am running the 2013 Rock & Roll half marathon in Washington DC on March 16 with my running buddies from Maryland but also as part of the Doctors without borders (MSF) team.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recruits medical and non-medical aid workers to provide assistance in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
I have being a volunteer for MSF medical team and I can tell you from experience that the work that we do in MSF is essential and many lives are safe due to the fact that we go to areas where no one else is willing to go and provide the best care possible that many of this communities have never seen before.
As you cross the finish line at the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll USA™ Nation's Capital Marathon or Half Marathon you will be helping to ensure that when disasters strike around the world, our medical teams can be there to deliver urgent medical care, vaccines against deadly outbreaks of disease, treatment for childhood malnutrition, and lifesaving surgical interventions.