Dear [fname],

Exactly 25 years ago, Michael 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.

We are asking you to partner with us for a 3-Mile Walk/run around Lake Merritt in Oakland, California on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 9:00 am for a Worthy Cause called Friendx of Africa (FOA).

Here is why...

Friendx of Africa (FOA) is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a mission to reduce preventable diseases and improve the quality of life for people in African nations! FOA is committed to achieving its mission through organizing health fairs and health education campaigns on preventive care; and through equipping local clinics and healthcare professionals with medical equipment and supplies in order to strengthen health delivery systems for the benefit of thousands of children and adults in need of medical attention.

This year, FOA is raising $30,000 to purchase over-the counter medications and medical supplies for its medical missions to Hawassa, Ethiopia in October and to Johnsonville, Liberia, November 8-20, 2018.

FOA is Blessed with volunteers who pay their own way so 100% of the funds raised, goes to Medical supplies, Equipment and Health-related Educational supplies for the trip.

We greatly appreciate your partnership for the 3-mile walk on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to meet our fundraising goal of $30,000.
Gold Sponsorship Category      $2,000.00
Silver Sponsorship Category    $1,000.00
Bronze Sponsorship Category     $500.00

Corporate sponsors that donate a minimum of $1,000 will be listed on FOA's Partners Page.

Below are some of the ways we execute our Vision:

- FOA travels regularly to Africa with donated medical supplies and training; and
- Continued sponsorship of our partners to continue to do medical outreach in the various African countries FOA have Visited.

Past Outreaches

Cameroon 2006 FOA sent a medical team from the US, along with medical supplies, to Yaounde, Cameroon. Our sponsored doctors and nurses treated approximately 150 patients daily for five (5) consecutive days. Each day, over 300 people received education on sanitation, nutrition, preventive healthcare, early detection and management of ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. The US and local medical team dispensed basic medicines and reading glasses valued at $40,000 to over 750 people and donated surplus supplies to three (3) local clinics.

Cameroon 2007 FOA assembled a 40-foot container of medical equipment and supplies valued at over $100,000 USD and shipped the container to Cameroon. We followed up with a medical team of doctors and nurses in Ebolowa, Cameroon and distributed the shipped medical equipment and supplies to eight (8) hospitals and clinics.

Cameroon 2009 FOA sponsored Cameroon Youth for Jesus (CYJ) to organize a Medical Outreach at Kribi, Cameroon. CYJ partnered with an organization known as Health for the Ocean Division to conduct free vaccinations and free HIV/AIDS screenings.

Ethiopia 2010 FOA's medical team from the US traveled to Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Our team partnered with Smile Train to perform life transforming cleft lip, goiter, and prolapse surgical procedures for various villagers. During the one-week trip, the medical team also conducted health education seminars with particular emphasis on preventable diseases and proper management of chronic diseases.

Ghana 2012 FOA's medical team conducted a medical missions trip to Oyarefa, Accra, Ghana to conduct a one-week health campaign and leadership training. The FOA medical team partnered with local doctors, nurses and other health workers to raise awareness on preventable diseases including Hypertension, Diabetes, HIV Aids, and Malaria. The team also attended to other health needs including, Hepatitis B, Nutrition, Wound Care and Sanitation.

Nigeria/Ghana 2013 In July 2013, FOA sent two medical teams to the continent of Africa. The first team went to Irrua, Nigeria and the second team went to Prampram, Ghana. The teams conducted medical health fairs and evangelistic outreaches.

Ebola Campaign 2014 FOA raised and sent funds to three organizations, namely Last Mile Health, Well-Body Alliance, and Street Child, who were at the forefront combating the EBOLA epidemic and taking care of orphans in the affected countries.

Kenya 2015 - FOA sent a medical team to Ngando, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya to partner with local churches and health-workers to conduct a one week medical campaign. We were able to provide medical supplies and preventative healthcare.

Tanzania 2016 FOA was joined by the Kenyan medical team to conduct a one week medical outreach in using our typical format in Tanga, Malawi.

Malawi 2017 FOA sent a team of 7 to partner with local healthcare professionals in Mangochi, Malawi to conduct a one week medical fair along with the local team of doctors and nurses.

Partnering is easy:

1) Go on the FOA website at: www.FriendxofAfrica.org and click the Donate button.
2) Call 510-604-2771
3) Email FOA at: liberiandreamer@gmail.com

To watch a VIDEO about FOA go to:
http://friendxofafrica.org/
https://youtu.be/o3MxZ-wNPEs
https://youtu.be/wPRfSsmHyDA

Thank you in advance for your partnership in helping to eradicate preventable diseases in the Continent of Africa!


Noja


 

Noja Uadiale, Director, Admin & Development

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Brentwood, CA 94513   Fx:(925) 265-2215  
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