We Need Your Help on a 3-Mile Walk around Lake Merritt in Oakland on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 am for a Good Cause called Friendx of Africa or (FOA)

Here’s why…


Exactly 2 decades ago, Noja and I lost our newly born baby girl 3 days after she was born. The circumstances of that loss could have been different with better health care services. Out of that painful personal experience was born our desire to help ensure that other families do not suffer such avoidable tragedies. That was why in 2006 we founded Friendx of Africa with a group of other people with similar goals and commitments.


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:  nuadiale@smeedcpa.com


To watch a VIDEO about FOA go to YouTube at:



LIKE our Facebook / FOA Fan page at:



Thank you in advance for your help and donation! 


Michael & Noja Uadiale