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Catalina Imaging Donates Mobile CT Scanner to MedShare

August 5, 2009

MedShare ended July and started off August with a bang! We closed out the month of July on Friday with a shipment to St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Kenya. This marked our month end goal of eight container shipments in July...

Critical Need Alert: Medical Supplies Needed for Cancer Treatment in Ecuador

August 5, 2009

For more than 13 years, the Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cáncer, (Society for the Fight Against Cancer) and its associated hospitals and clinics have been on the front lines of prevention and treatment of cancer in Ecuador. Cancer is a leading cause of death here, and its effects are exacerbated by poverty and lack of education, resulting in many deaths that could be prevented through healthy habits and early detection. 
Over the years, containers from MedShare provided by gifts from people like you have provided SOLCA hospitals with the medical supplies and equipment they need to provide dignified and humane treatment of cancer in Ecuador. In Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city, the SOLCA hospital serves more than 4,000 patients each month, and has desperately attempted to raise funds for a MedShare container. 
People in Ecuador often work in conditions that constantly expose them to cancer-causing agents.  Fishermen and many farmers work eight to ten hours in the sun each day and have no protection for their skin.  
Recently, there have been increases in cancers that result from chemicals used for crop harvesting and oil drilling. As a result, oncologists treat thousands of patients for cancer each year, many of whom are diagnosed in the terminal stages of disease when the cancer is hardest to treat and the prognoses are not good.
Your gift can help provide health and hope to cancer patients in Ecuador. Accounting for funding already in hand, we must raise a minimum of $10,000 to send this shipment.  Your gift today, combined with others, can help us to get vital medical supplies and equipment in the hands of those who need them in Ecuador.

Volunteer Profile: Pat Horvath

August 5, 2009

Name: Patricia “Pat” Horvath...

MedTeam Mission: All-Saints Catholic Church in Jamaica

August 5, 2009

All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia recently served with Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. This is an annual medical mission trip for All Saints, and this year they came to MedShare to get supplies for their work...

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