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BENEFITING: CMMB

ORGANIZER: CMMB

Robert Ryder

THE STORY:

Hello Family and Friends,                                                 

As most of you know, I have spent a considerable part of my professional life in sub-Saharan Africa. My experiences in sub-Saharan Africa have been rich and varied. Momentous occasions include having lunch with the then Zairean despot President Mobutu, guiding the First Lady of France on a tour of HIV/AIDS facilities in Zaire, spending a night locked up in a Zairean prison, engine malfunction in a Russian aircraft overflying the Congo River Basin and enabling several young Congolese physicians to pursue advanced training in Europe and the United States and then return to Africa. Many of the professional activities that I have been able to pursue have been enabled by my time in Africa.

The following links provide descriptions of two of the more important activities in which I have been involved:

1. The Gambian Hepatitis Intervention Study (GHIS) in The Gambia, West Africa

2. Projet SIDA in the Democratic Republic of Congo (eg. Zaire)

During the past few months, I have thought about ways that I could “pay back”. I have looked at positions in national and international organizations.  None of these seemed right for me.  I have decided to volunteer my services as an epidemiologist and as a clinician to an organization I have long held in high esteem, the Catholic Medical Missionary Board (CMMB).  CMMB has a rich tradition of providing medical services to women and children in frontline countries where the lack of such services often means premature death.  I will initially serve in Africa’s newest country, South Sudan, where I will be posted to a hospital in the southwest of the country where violence has been at a minimum. 

Watch the video about the hospital where I will work. 

My long-standing experience in public health and clinical medicine will serve me well in this initial posting that will begin before the end of 2016.  With the capable assistance of CMMB I will be posting a weekly blog to let all of you know what is happening in Africa’s newest and probably most challenged country, South Sudan.

CMMB works hard to recruit and send qualified and caring volunteers where they are needed most. In an effort to help offset some of the costs involved with placing me in South Sudan, I have set up this fundraising campaign  I am aiming to raise at least $5,000. If you are able to give you can either click on the word DONATE to your right or alternatively, send a check to CMMB: 

100 Wall Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY

10055

* If you send a check, please indicate in the MEMO section that your generous gift is for Robin Ryder's volunteer experience in South Sudan. 

All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a tax-exemption letter from CMMB.

Thanks,

Robin Ryder

CMMB wrote:

CMMB is an NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poorest populations. We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. Every year, we are so lucky to have generous, courageous people step forward and volunteer their time and expertise in areas of the world where it is most needed. They leave behind loved ones and employment to support our mission to help vulnerable women, children and families survive.

To learn about CMMB's volunteer program, visit our website: http://www.cmmb.org/

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To This Fundraiser

$3,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kate LIndemuth

    $100

  • Laura Manni

    $25

  • Robert Ryder

    $500

  • Phil and Mary Landrigan

    $1,000

  • Liz and Raphael Savir

    $100

  • Hilary Ryder

    $250

  • JULIANA GOODWIN

    $25

  • Abby Ryder

    $50

  • Sue and Dan Hamar

    $100

  • Den O'Connell

    $100

  • Emily O'Connell

    $100

  • Kathy, Jimmy & Jake

    $100

  • Chris and Clare Landrigan

    $100

  • Nickie&George Kates

    $100

  • Peter and Jan Calfee

    $100

  • Gayle Adams

    $50

  • Stan and Mary Margaret Link

    $100

  • Susan Spear and Ron Janis

    $200

  • Pam and Ed Baker

    $500

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72% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $63,920 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Harry Owens Jr

Amount Raised

$21,735

 

181% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Laura Kyriss

Amount Raised

$5,850

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Patricia Lutes

Amount Raised

$5,535

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Anne Guion

Amount Raised

$5,500

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kirollos Fares

Amount Raised

$5,200

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Ryder

Amount Raised

$3,600

 

72% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Brittany Jonap

Amount Raised

$2,820

 

56% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jessica Saenz

Amount Raised

$1,833

 

37% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pam and Ed Baker

Pam and Ed Baker

DONATION: $500

In tribute to Mary Magee 2 years ago

Susan Spear and Ron Janis

Susan Spear and Ron Janis

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Stan and Mary Margaret Link

Stan and Mary Margaret Link

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gayle Adams

Gayle Adams

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Peter and Jan Calfee

Peter and Jan Calfee

DONATION: $100

Awesome what you are doing. Good luck! 2 years ago

Nickie&George Kates

Nickie&George Kates

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chris and Clare Landrigan

Chris and Clare Landrigan

DONATION: $100

Looks incredible Robin. Best of luck in your important work. 2 years ago

Kathy, Jimmy & Jake

Kathy, Jimmy & Jake

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Emily O'Connell

Emily O'Connell

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Den O'Connell

Den O'Connell

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Robin - sounds like a wonderful thing you are doing 2 years ago