Couple months ago the conversation about Cancer in Kenya was given a shot in the arm with Kenyans on Twitter gaining global recognition for pulling off a fundraiser for one Jadudi’s treatment overseas. This was particularly encouraging because most of the time Kenya’s online community is engaged in analyzing government woes and back and forth verbal attacks on each other.
The figure was over 6 million and get this, it was raised in two days. Jadudi‘s situation was brought to light by writer, Jackson Biko in an article on his blog and was then picked up by thousands of his followers and readers.
Taking you two years back, my cousin was also diagnosed with skin cancer and we consequently did a fundraiser for him to travel to India for treatment. By the grace of God both of them are well again.
Cancer has robbed us of great men and women in this country, notably The late Prof Wangari Maathai. Many Kenyans are diagnosed and many continue to succumb to the illness everyday. A lot of them are not as lucky as Jadudi to know the likes of Bikozulu to shed light about their illness, or command the influence of the online community. Many more don’t have the resources to seek treatment overseas. So what can we do?
Personally, not much. However the Wangari Maathai Foundation has taught me to do my little thing to make life better for others. This conversation needs to be kept alive so as to also keep the hopes and dreams of cancer patients alive.
My little thing is to support the vision to develop an Ultra Modern hospital block with a cancer wing at the Mathari Consolata Mission Hospital Nyeri. The approximate cost of the project is sh1 billion which includes building and equipment.
Join me in assisting through sponsorship and partnership so that together we can achieve our vision of providing better health care to residents of Nyeri County and the wider Mt Kenya Region.
The compiled sponsorship and partnership package is available for download. We hope to mobilize more than 1 million Kenyans (corporates, individuals, government and non governmental organizations to rally behind us and support this worthy cause.
You can check out the documentary on the history of the hospital and the new vision of the Ultramodern Hospital block.
The Table has organized a charity event to raise public awareness and fundraise for the project on 12th December 2015. It will bring Kenyans together to play golf, listen to music, dance at a live concert, wine and dine as they hear more about this cause. We welcome you on 10th to Nyeri Golf Club and The White Rhino Hotel to join us in supporting this cause. Juacali will headline the concert. To register for the event click here
You are open to register for the Golf Tournament, Concert, and Dinner.
Your little thing maybe contributing to this worthy cause or just sharing this on your professional and social networks.
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To contribute directly towards this cause :
Bank Name : Consolata Hospital Mathari The Table Golf Tournament
Bank A/c No. 0110264990567
Bank Name: Equity Bank, Nyeri Branch
Safaricom Paybill No. 170413.
For more info visit thetable.co.ke