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Charity | Lady Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya and Mrs. Cindy McCain raise awareness of global healthcare Needs

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Posted March 27, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 2,088 views

     

The First of Kenya Lady Margaret Kenyatta was in Arizona last week to participate in the loading of critical life-saving medical supplies destined for Chemolingot Hospital in Baringo County, Kenya. The luncheon attended by the Mrs. Cindy McCain wife of Sen. John McCain was held at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
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The Ksh.50M worth of medical supplies forms the first consignment that Project C.U.R.E plans to ship to Kenya in coming weeks and which the The Beyond Zero Campaign plans to distribute to needy hospitals across different counties, especially the under-served regions.
Benson Kioko East African Chamber of Commerce EACC) Board member chats with Kenya's First Last Lady at the Reception.

Benson Kioko East African Chamber of Commerce EACC) Board member chats with Kenya’s First Last Lady at the Reception.

About the Event Sponsors. 

SCNM sponsored the VIP reception where Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta and Event Chair Mrs. Cindy McCain joined the VIP guests of both Project C.U.R.E. and SCNM to kick off the First Ladies Initiative. This initiative helps raise awareness of global healthcare needs—particularly those in Kenya. Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta will work with Project C.U.R.E. to select healthcare facilities where the supplies and equipment are most needed in her country.

Kenya First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Mrs. Cindy McCain at the Arizona Reception.

Kenya First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Mrs. Cindy McCain at the Arizona Reception.

Objectives. 
This fundraising initiative is projected to deliver more than $2 million in desperately needed medical relief to vulnerable communities in Kenya, and 100 percent of all funds raised will be committed to improving maternal and child health, as well as decreasing maternal mortality (the second leading cause of death in the country).

Some of the attendees at the First Ladies C.U.R.E Luncheon  in Arizona

Some of the attendees at the First Ladies C.U.R.E Luncheon in Arizona

History of The Project.

Established in 2006, Project C.U.R.E.’s First Ladies Luncheon is a major fundraising event that helps showcase the humanitarian efforts of First Ladies from around the world. This annual event has resulted in the delivery of more than $17 million in medical relief to developing countries.

Source — The C.U.R.E Project, Beyond The Zero Campaign and Agencies.


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