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Tony Blair Faith Foundation Fellows Host World Malaria Day Art Auction to Send Medical Supplies and Equipment to Sierra Leone

May 08, 2012

MedShare’s Tony Blair Faith Foundation Fellows, Clint Fluker and Sana Rahim, hosted an art auction at Georgia Tech on World Malaria Day, April 25th, to raise funds for a shipment of needed medical supplies to Sierra Leone. Clint and Sana’s profound passion to end malaria was evident throughout the night. Twenty-nine local artists donated pieces to the event, many of which were created using discarded medical supplies.

Some of the event’s highlights included performances by African drummers, Cameroonian dancers and MedShare’s own Eben Amstrong, who serves as a biomedical engineer by day and a well-known singer and dancer by night. The event also included a gorgeous presentation of unique art work and a competitive live auction. The evening’s guests included representatives from the Sierra Leone Tegloma Association, Friends of Sierra Leone, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Azizah Magazine, Islamic Speakers Bureau, Glenn Institute at Westminster, Morehouse College, and the International King’s Chapel. Professional NFLer Gibril Wilson, a native of Sierra Leone and current Safety with Cincinnati Bengals, also made a guest appearance! The art auction was a huge success, with over 250 guests and over $4,000 raised for malaria prevention in Sierra Leone. Please see the attached video taped by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to promote this special MedShare event.

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