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I will be participating in a 140 mile endurance event and would like to seek your help in raising funds to help provide emergency medical care to the people of Haiti. The funds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders

Why/What/When/Where/How

On May 1, 2010, I will be challenging myself in a 140 mile endurance event called the IRONMAN in St. George, Utah.  The race consists of swiming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and finishing with a full marathon (26 miles).  I completed many other shorter distance triathlons but this will be a new frontier for me.  I would like to complete this race with a mission/purpose in mind.  I would like this to be for a very good cause in helping the selfless medical personel and their staff in providing the emergency medical care needed in Haiti.  You can donate $ per mile or a flat donation.  Your help will be greatly appreciated. I will match dollar for dollar in contributions you make through my firm.

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

As a prior Naval Officer, I participated in many medical assistance related assignments and understand the importance of emergency medical care to disaster areas like Haiti. As the medical supply and logistics officer for USNS Mercy, a US Navy hospital ship, I saw first hand how important it is to deploy medical assistance in a timely manner.  The ship had cross continent mobility with 1000 beds, 12 operating rooms, intensive care units, dental services, and oxygen producing plants.  I was also involved in medial humanitarian mission to East Timor in providing medical supplies and equipments to the isolated villages. 

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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