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The 2016 Haiti Happening
 
Canadian friends of Hopital Albert Schweitzer-Haiti held The Haiti Happening dinner and silent auction at the beautiful Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre. It was a public event with 100% of all auction funds and donations going to the hospital's maternal and child health programs. Hopital Albert Schweitzer provides 24/7 medical aid to over 350,000 people residing in the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. Through purchasing a ticket, the guests of The Haiti Happening participated in life-saving care where millions of people a mere three-hour plane ride away live without basic healthcare. For more information, please visit www.cfhas.ca
Canadian Friends of Hopital Albert Schweitzer-Haiti was also featured in Snapd Hamilton at the Haiti Happening.
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HAS Responds to the Zika Outbreak

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the epidemic of birth defects associated with Zika virus to be a public health emergency of international concern. At HAS, we have had several suspected cases of Zika in the past weeks, and we are taking proactive steps to prevent its spread and care for patients who are sickened by Zika.

The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue that began to spread in the Western Hemisphere last May, when an outbreak occurred in Brazil. When symptoms are present, it can manifest as a fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis.

HAS has many years of experience addressing mosquito-borne illnesses.  We treat many patients each year for dengue, malaria, and chikungunya. Unlike these illnesses, Zika can manifest with mild symptoms, and sometimes causes no noticeable symptoms at all. Zika’s danger lies in its potential link to microcephaly in newborns, a birth defect causing babies to be born with an abnormally small head and brain damage.

As there is currently no vaccine, or definitive “cure” for the disease, most of our efforts are focused on prevention through education.    All doctors and staff have been educated about the signs and symptoms of Zika, and are informing patients – particularly in our community health centers, where many patients seek pre-natal and reproductive health services.

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100 HOLES  FOR  HAITI
 
IF YOU ENJOY GOLFING WITH A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE FOR A DAY AND ENJO GIVING MONEY TO HELP NEEDY MOTHERS AND CHILDREN IN HAITI, PLEASE JOIN US ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016  AT BEVERLY GOLF & CC. WE NEED 36 GOLFERS WHO WILL GET PEOPLE TO SPONSOR THEM TO PLAY UP TO 100 HOLES OF GOLF IN ONE DAY. IF THIS IS YOU, PLEASE CONTACT US AT CANADIAN FRIENDS OF HOSPITAL ALBERT SCHWEITZER  THROUGH
ARLENE SARGEANT: 905-627-7743 OR HAL DEVINS: 905-383-7153

This event will start at 7 am with a breakfast buffet before golfing starts.  At noon we will have a putting contest and lunch on the patio, then continue to golf with other new found friends.  At 5:30 you may have decided you have accomplished all the golf you can play or finish the 100.  We will gather on the patio for happy hour and dinner will be served in the dining room at 6:30 pm. We are asking that you get as many sponsors as you can so that you raise $3000 or get a partner to join you and raise $1500 each.  This event is one of the most enjoyable days for golfers and mothers and children in Haiti, through Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti and Stella House Orphanage in Haiti  
Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope – Nov 5th and 6th
 
Once again, CFHAS is a Charity Partner in the Hamilton Marathon Road2 Hope. This weekend of fun on Nov 5th and 6th provides a great opportunity to contribute to our fundraising efforts and to support maternal and child healthcare in Haiti. Please visit  http://hamiltonmarathon.ca/ for all the details and to sign up to walk or run in a 1K, 5K, 10K, ½ marathon or full marathon event.

2015 Financial Results
 

To our Supporters

 

In 2015, Canadian Friends of HAS once again raised over $100,000 in support of maternal and children health care at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. This money came from the following sources:

 

  1. Annual Haiti Happening Event ($31,000)

  2. 100 Holes for Haiti Golf ($37,800)

  3. Road2Hope Run ($11,100)

  4. Charles Johnson Charitable Foundation

  5. Numerous individual donations received throughout the year.

 

A big thank you to all those who supported us financially throughout the year either with donations, or by supporting our fundraising events. We also thank the many people who offered their time and talent in running these fundraising events.

 

We very much need your continuing support.

 

With all of our efforts, we hope to make many more Canadian Friends in 2016 and to grow our maternal and child health program support by 25%.

 

On behalf of CFHAS, we again say thank you.

 

CFHAS Finance Committee

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