BENEFITING: Touch Foundation
ORGANIZER: Touch Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
My Brother Teddy and I are both runnning the NYC Marthon November 3rd for the Touch Foundation. Our grandmother learned to fly planes at 60 and worked for an orginazation delvering medical supplies in Kenya. Continuing in that tradition, we are running for the Touch Foundation.
With your help, we can continue to raise funds for the Touch Foundation and continue to train healthcare workers and save many lives in sub-Saharan Africa.
Touch Foundation was founded in 2004 to improve the health of the Tanzanian population by increasing access to essential, quality healthcare for those who need it most.
Touch improves access to healthcare through two main activities:
1. Training healthcare workers to enhancing the quality and quantity of the workforce
2. Improving the healthcare delivery system to ensure care reaches those who are in desperate need of care
Since inception, Touch has helped graduate 209 physicians, which is about 10% of the country's physicians, and over 1,500 allied health care professionals including nurses, lab technicians, radiologists, etc. Over their careers, they will care for thousands of people and save many precious lives.