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Hi Friends and Family!

This year I have decided to run the NYC marathon. It has always been on my bucket list, and I am so excited to run while also raising money for Shoe4Africa.

As you may remember, I spent April 1994 in Lesotho, Africa. It was my 4th year of medical school. I was applying my medical skills in a new setting. I quickly learned how lucky we are to have healthcare so accessible in our country. Some of my patients walked for days to receive help at Maluti Adventist Hospital. I loved the people and the experience. As you see in my picture, some of my new friends could have used a pair of shoes!

This fall, while running the race, our oldest daughter Caroline will be just a few months into her work with the Peace Corps HIV project in Lesotho. We are excited for her to have this experience.

Shoe4Africa has grown from initially providing shoes, to now building a children’s cancer hospital in Africa. In Africa only 1 in 10 children will survive when diagnosed with cancer. The major reason is because there is not a single children’s cancer hospital in the entire region of sub-Saharan Africa ( a population of over one billion).  In America, 1 in 10 children die and 90% of those children who go into remission are healed in childrens cancer centers.  Will you help as I run for the charity that is going to bring the first children’s cancer hospital, a 152-bed public facility, to this region?

Please support me with any amount you feel appropriate. Matching gifts welcomed, and all donations are tax deductible under US law.

Thank you for caring to make the difference!

Jana!