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Team Cureblindness SF Marathon 2011

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BENEFITING: HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT INC

ORGANIZER: HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT INC

EVENT: San Francisco Marathon 2011

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2011

Christopher Nicolas

THE STORY:

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT INC wrote -

The Himalayan Cataract Project’s mission is to reach the greatest number of unserved blind people, with the highest quality care, at the lowest possible cost. HCP was founded in 1995. Since then it has become a leader in international health innovation in the developing world based on its unrivaled model in eye care.

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) has programs throughout the Himalayan region of South Asia and in numerous countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. With all of our programs, the primary focus is on education and the establishment of a sustainable eye care infrastructure, and it is this commitment to education and sustainability that sets us apart from other organizations.

HCP was co-founded by two intrepid ophthalmologists, Dr. Sanduk Ruit and Dr. Geoff Tabin, started the Himalayan Cataract Project to fulfill their personal goals of eradicating as much unnecessary blindness in their lifetimes as possible. Drs. Ruit and Tabin have proven that hospital quality standards can be applied in poor areas lacking electricity and clean water. Their inventive approach and dogged perseverance made what 20 years ago was considered impossible – possible.

Today HCP reaches the most unreachable patients wherever its services are needed through a combination of:
• teaching ophthalmic care at all levels,
• furthering specialized care through training and skills transfer, country by country,
• establishing self sustaining eye care centers, and
• performing sutureless cataract operations in 6 to 7 minutes, at a low cost, with excellent outcomes.

For more information visit http://www.cureblindness.org

The Team: $11,127 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

HIMALAYAN CATARACT PROJECT INC

Amount Raised

$5,330

 

27% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

mike hale

Amount Raised

$1,640

 

66% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Glucoft

Amount Raised

$1,271

 

127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Aloyse

Amount Raised

$1,045

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gillian Genrich

Amount Raised

$600

Fundraiser Title

Pamela Clapp

Amount Raised

$490

 

98% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Oliver Fischer

Amount Raised

$260

Fundraiser Title

Swikrit Lahure Kancha

Amount Raised

$246

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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