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Thank you for visiting our Shoe4Africa fundraising page!

For the 2024 NYC Marathon this November 3rd, Zeynep and I are continuing to raise funds to build the largest public children’s medical facility in Africa. With your help, we began construction on the 152-bed Shoe4Africa Children’s Cancer Hospital this past October in Eldoret, Kenya. Today, there are no other children’s cancer hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, and we believe this directly correlates to why a staggering 9/10 children who are diagnosed with cancer in this vast region are dying, As a reference, this number is 1/10 in the states, where kids cancer hospitals are accessible.

Our new center will be located next to the public children’s hospital that we opened in 2015, where we recently treated our one millionth patient! This will be a teaching hospital, which will allow us change the narrative, and to improve on the services offered by the three pediatric oncologists that are currently treating Kenya’s 50-million population.

100% of your tax-free donation will go directly to funding our programs. Thank you so much for your continued love and support and we will see you at the finish line!


David & Zeynep

“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction”

— William James

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