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Touch Foundation NYC 2013

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October 25, 2013

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BENEFITING: Touch Foundation

ORGANIZER: Touch Foundation

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Sam Lashlee

THE STORY:

My bib number is 72391.  You can track my progress using the NYC marathon app.  I am in group 4 and I was told my expected end time is 7:30.  Thank you for all of your support

 

I had the privilege and honor of spending 181 days in Africa during 1996 and 1997. I saw first-hand the devastation caused by drought and disease. I volunteered at Bugando Hospital and set up their first computer database to track patients’ progress. I witnessed patients who had a proper diagnosis die in the wards because there were not enough doctors to treat them.  I will never forget when I was able to teach a doctor how to send email and use a word processor. He told me he couldn’t believe how far the word had progressed since he was born in a mud hut in the bush area.

I also volunteered at Kuleana Street Children’s Centre and witnessed both the highs and lows of humanity.  Many of the children were orphans of the HIV epidemic.  They ranged in ages from 2-16.  Some of them had been sold out by their relatives.  Others were beaten by the authorities on suspicion of being thieves.  Even through the hardships, each of them looked out for each other on the street and dreamed of a better life.  There was a work program for them to learn skills that would be needed in the future.

I organized a soccer ball drive and only realized after the balls arrived from America that it was impossible to get pumps and pins in Tanzania.  I was able to organize soccer teams from the local towns.  The team closest to my home had 11 children and a total of three sneakers.  Can you imagine that happening here?  The children stepped on all sorts of debris while playing and infections ran through their system.  Most of the families did not have enough money for food, let alone medicine.  Even if they did, there were not enough doctors to help.

Please help me to help train doctors in Tanzania. I thank you in advance for any financial support, thoughts and prayers that you can provide.

 

Samwelli

Touch Foundation wrote -

With your help, Touch Foundation will 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.   

 

 

 

$897

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christa Brown

    $100

  • Aileen Love

    $50

  • Dmisko family

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $17

  • Evelyn Santi

    $25

  • Oi-Shan Chi

    $30

  • G. Trifilo

    $10

  • Laura Murray

    $20

  • Estomih Mtui

    $50

  • Joan McMullen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kam's family

    $50

  • Betty Cobb

    $10

  • HARTS

    $50

  • Beth Labunski

    $10

  • Amy Griffin & Family

    $100

  • Yvette Mena

    $25

  • "Cuzzin in Law" Robin

    $20

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25% Raised of $3,620 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $52,209 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tim Ryan

Amount Raised

$10,195

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Anne Jennings

Amount Raised

$7,257

 

104% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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James Bernard

Amount Raised

$7,081

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Amelia Patsalos-Fox

Amount Raised

$4,650

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kevin Steen

Amount Raised

$3,295

 

110% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Elizabeth Van Pelt

Amount Raised

$3,266

 

109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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David Walsh

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Molly Christian

Amount Raised

$2,900

 

97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

"Cuzzin in Law" Robin

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Yvette Mena

Yvette Mena

DONATION: $25

God bless you for your efforts Sam and may the money raised truly bless the recepients abundantly! 4 years ago

Amy Griffin & Family

Amy Griffin & Family

DONATION: $100

Thanks for all your hard work Sam. We'll be thinking of you! 4 years ago

Beth Labunski

Beth Labunski

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

HARTS

HARTS

DONATION: $50

May God bless the community and children this money and SAMs efforts are intended for and may God provide wings for Sam at mile 20 4 years ago

Betty Cobb

Betty Cobb

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Kam's family

Kam's family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Joan McMullen

Joan McMullen

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Estomih Mtui

Estomih Mtui

DONATION: $50

thanks for helping the poor-- 4 years ago