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IronMan for IronCause

Why/What/When/Where/How

On May 1, 2010, David Lee & Sung Yi will be participating in an arduous140 mile endurance event called the IRONMAN Triathlon in St. George, Utah.  The race consists of swiming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and finishing with a full marathon (26 miles). They completed many other shorter distance triathlons but this will be a new frontier for them.  David & Sung would like your support in their purusit to make a difference through their event called "IronMan for IronCause" as they cross the finish line.  They would like to help a wonderful organization called the "Doctors Without Borders".  They have been present in Haiti for the last 14 years and have made lastiing contributions.   You can donate $ per mile or a flat donation. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

A brief backround as to why they care about emergency medcial care

As a prior Naval Officer, Sung participated in many medical assistance related assignments.  As the medical supply officer for USNS Mercy, a US Navy hospital ship with 1000 beds, 12 operating rooms, intensive care units, dental services, and oxygen producing plants; he experienced first hand in how important it was to deploy medical assistance in a timely manner.  Sung also participated in a medical humanitarian mission to East Timor in providing medical supplies and equipments to the isolated villages.  He also provided community service to villages in Mazatlan, Mexico.

David is a compasionate individual who is always willing to provide care and assistance to people in need.  He provided countless hours in community service in the greater Los Angeles area.

A brief background about Doctors Without Borders

Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in nearly 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events — such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters — overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.

On any given day, close to 27,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other qualified professionals can be found providing medical care in international teams made up of local MSF aid workers and their colleagues from around the world.

 

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