Change One Woman’s Life: Fistula Foundation
2 Million women live with untreated fistula
Cure rate is 90%
It takes $450 to help one woman
12 - 3 pm Saturday
Gorham Hall in E.S. Good Barn
University of Kentucky
1451 University Drive
Click here for map to the Good Barn
Click here to view & print the event flyer.
TICKETS are only $10. Interested individuals can email Harege Baye at email@example.com to reserve a spot. The $10 tickets will be sold day of at the event. If you are unable to attend but would like to help, please make out you check to the "The Fistula Foundation" and mail it to the CKCPJ, attention: Richard Mitchell, 112 N. Upper Street, Lexington, KY 40507-1119.
UK College of Dentistry Class of 2013, Student National Dental Association, and African Student Association present: a fundraiser for the Fistula Foundation. Please join us for a fun filled afternoon: enjoy delicious food from various countries and performances by talented students. Join us to help change a woman's life.
Thanks to Planet Thai, Cielito Lindo, SEKI, Mulligan's, Curry House Casual Indian Dining, Masala!
Click here to learn about the tragedy of fistula at the Fistula Foundation website. A fistula is simply a hole between an internal organ and the outside world that should not exist. There are two primary causes of fistula in women in developing countries: childbirth, causing obstetric fistula and sexual violence, causing traumatic fistula. The latter is often the result of sexual abuse during war.
According to the World Health Organization approximately 2 million women have untreated fistula and approximately 100,000 women develop fistula each year. The fistula victims are mostly women in their teens or early twenties. Fistula is preventable and treatable, if these women had access to medical care. While mourning the loss of their unborn babies, these women are often abandoned by their husbands and ostracized by their communities because of their inability to have children. We can help bring their lives back to normal by sponsoring for their surgeries. A fistula surgery is only $450. Just that amount can literally change a woman’s life and future.
Our goal is to raise awareness as well as raise support to pay for 4 (four) fistula surgeries. We would like to sponsor one woman in each of the four countries where Fistula hospitals are found (Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Afghanistan). 100% of our proceeds will go to the Fistula Foundation.
The University of Kentucky Good Barn is across University Drive from Commonwealth Stadium, and about one
block east of Nicholasville Road/Limestone, just south of the Cooper/Waller intersection. Designated parking is available on the west side of the Good Barn. It's a non-football Saturday so there will be parking all around you.
UK College of Dentistry Class of 2013
UK Student National Dental Association
UK African Student Association
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