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Racing for World Medical Relief

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25% Towards Goal and 5 Weeks Left to Race Day!!
September 12, 2016

Great news! I have raised 25% towards my goal of $1000 for World Medical Relief! I'm 5 weeks away from the Detroit Marathon and have increased  See more

BENEFITING: World Medical Relief, Inc.

EVENT: Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 16, 2016

Brian Nguyen

THE STORY:

My name is Brian Nguyen, and I'm a 3rd year Pediatric Resident Physician in Detroit with Authority Health and the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Picture this: in a large Southfield warehouse, on an almost daily basis, retired yet dedicated volunteers sort through thousands of recycled medical supplies, equipment, and medications that have all been donated. They arrive in bulky, dusty cardboard boxes, so to witness these volunteers in action is a thing of beauty. I had the privilege of joining them on one particular day, and they immediately made me feel like family due to their faith in their mission: to facilitate the distribution of surplus medical resources where they are needed.

Since 1953, World Medical Relief has been serving the sick and poor locally, nationally, and internationally. They provide medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. They provide medications at an affordable price to those who are un-insured or under-insured in the local community. They distribute blankets and personal hygiene products to area shelters. And soon enough, they hope to open examination rooms for doctors to give back to the community. Remarkably, this all started with a Detroit housewife, Irene Auberlin, who was inspired by the plight of a single orphan during the height of the Korean War. www.worldmedicalrelief.org

I will be running in my 4th Full Marathon on Sunday, October 16th at the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. My prior race experiences have ranged from Boston Qualifying to almost race-walking due to injury. My goal is to spread the word and raise money for this incredible organization, World Medical Relief, Inc. With your contributions, I will train hard and run the best race that I can during my final year in Residency.

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Qianru Huang

     

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Dr. John Sealey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Dr. Anne-Mare Ice

    $100

  • Alex Nguyen

     

  • Mylien Nguyen

     

  • Birdy Man

     

  • Alpa Patel Shah

    $25

  • Dr. Ashok Sarnaik

    $510

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Dr. Ashok Sarnaik

Dr. Ashok Sarnaik

DONATION: $510

11 months ago

Alpa Patel Shah

Alpa Patel Shah

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Birdy Man

Birdy Man

11 months ago

Mylien Nguyen

Mylien Nguyen

11 months ago

Alex Nguyen

Alex Nguyen

1 year ago

Dr. Anne-Mare Ice

Dr. Anne-Mare Ice

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Dr. John Sealey

Dr. John Sealey

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Qianru Huang

Qianru Huang

I'm so proud of you!!! 1 year ago