As a Registered Nurse I've seen the effect good medical care has on raising healthy children as well as the negative impact a lack of basic medical healthcare and supplies can do to a child's life. That is why I am participating in and support FOA or Friendx of Africa this Saturday and am asking for your help.
FOA travels regularly to Africa with donated medical supplies and training, helping to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases, distributing medicines and medical equipment to thousands of children and adults in need of medical attention.
In 2006 FOA volunteers went to Cameroon, West Africa and provided a free health clinic to over 2,500 people over a 5 day period.
In 2007 FOA shipped a 40-foot container filled with over $250,000 worth of durable medical equipment & supplies that were distributed to 3 major hospitals in Cameroon. Each year FOA has continued to grow and make annual trips with volunteers paying their own way to and from each African destination in need.
In 2010, FOA was in Ethiopia, East Africa where the organization sponsored surgeries for patients with goiter, cleft palate and complicated genealogical challenges. These surgeries cost over $50,000.
In 2012, the organization made a first trip to Ghana, West Africa and conducted a 1-week free clinic for residents of Oyafera.
This year, FOA is raising $30,000 to buy medical supplies and equipment for a July trip to Prampram in Ghana and Irrua in Nigeria. Again all volunteers pay their own way so 100% of funds raised goes to medical supplies, equipment and educational items for the trip.
We would appreciate your help by sponsoring us for the 3-mile walk to meet our fund raising goal of $30,000! Corporate sponsors that donate a minimum of $250 are listed on the Organization website as “Partners”.
To simply donate to FOA you can:
1) Go on the FOA website at: www.FriendxofAfrica.org and click the Donate button.
2) Call 925-634-2344 ext. 706 or 925-207-2552 & ask for Enojare.
3) Email FOA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you in advance for your help and donation!
Michael & Noja Uadiale