Once-every-three years we host a Fundraising Dinner to benefit Kateri Medical Services.
This Fundraising Dinner is a very important part of the Kateri Medical Clinic mission for at least three reasons:
1) It is our primary vehicle for raising sustainable funding for our medical missions in Nigeria – both our two ongoing clinics and our annual two-week FaithCare intensive medical mission.
2) It is an opportunity to invite friends and colleagues to learn more about our work in Nigeria.
3) it is a celebration which reminds our faithful supporters of the great work that their contributions make possible.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Reception 5:00 PM
Dinner 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Venue: First Cathedral, Bloomfield CT
at 1151 Blue Hills Avenue
Attendees will be welcomed by the committee members of Kateri Medical Services and ushered to their tables by their host for the evening. (Dress-code is business casual)
The First cathedral kitchen staff will be blessing us with a delicious catered dinner Trinity assistant pastor Father Patrick and his confirmation class.
Trinity's own Contemporary Music team will be leading us in worship. This will be followed by Musical Entertainment provided by The Tapestry Singers led by Paula Kern.
Dr. Tioluwa Olokunde who is a veteran of medical mission in Nigeria and who has helped us un multiple missions in Nigeria. She recently received her masters of public health MPH from Columbia University.
Dr. Cynthia Price is the head of the emergency room at Hartford Hospital who is a veteran of many Faithcare medical missions in Nigeria.
Rev Thomas Furrer is the president of Kateri Medical Services will be will be showing a short informative video on their work in rural Nigeria.
Over the past 13 years we have helped 150,000 people with medical care who otherwise would not have had access to healthcare. It costs us $4 per person per year to provide healthcare.
For one night bring your checkbook for a small or large gift. Anything is appreciated. Sustaining givers can fill our a 3 yr pledge pledge card, which is about $3 a day, $20 per week, $1000 per year. For the price of a cup of coffee is it worth to save the life of a child? This is the best charitable deal you will ever get in terms of spending money.
This benefit will help us to continue to support our existing clinic in Kateri as well as our second clinic in Iburu which recently opened. We are hoping for a third clinic in the near future and will be able to do that work by means of your financial support.
How can I help?
The Kateri Medical Services board sends out a newsletter twice a year. Submit you email address and we will add you to our mailing lists.
If you have not been invited by a host and would like to attend this benefit. Please contact Father Tom at (860) 651-0201 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All attending needs to confirm and register with their hosts by 4/22/2016.