BENEFITING: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
I have joined Team Doctors Without Borders for the 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour to raise money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Why am I doing this?
In recent months, the number of crises around the world has been increasing. The Central Arfican Republic is in turmoil and women and children are at risk; the refugee situation in Syria is horrendous with close to 3 million people displaced because of the conflict. I could go on, but you already are aware of the need for humanitarian assistance, especially medical care, in so many places around the world.
In all these cases, Doctors Without Borders provides emergency medical care to men, women, and children who are trapped by natural disasters, epidemics, and outbreaks of violence. They go where they are needed the most, often in the most remote and dangerous places in more than 70 countries around the world.
MSF is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization that aims first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most. It does not promote the agenda of any country, political party, or religious faith.
On any given day, more than 22,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other qualified professionals working with MSF can be found providing medical care around the world.
In 2009, MSF medical teams carried out more than 7.5 million outpatient consultations; delivered 110,000 babies; treated 1.1 million people for malaria; treated 200,000 severely and moderately malnourished children; provided 165,000 people living with HIV/AIDS with antiretroviral therapy; vaccinated 7.9 million people against meningitis; and conducted 50,000 surgeries.
You can help. Please join me in supporting the lifesaving medical humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders.
Any amount you contribute will make a difference!! You can make a donation here or online at my fundraising page with Doctors Without Borders at http://bit.ly/5BoroBikeRide.
Your fully tax-deductible donation will be put to work immediately to deliver urgent medical care, treatment for malnutrition, emergency surgery, and lifesaving vaccinations.
Thank you so much for your support and for getting involved!