What heights will our supporters go to for our cause? We’re about to find out! George Clardy will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to fundraise for Real Medicine in the inaugural event for Climb for Real™.
We are proud to join him in announcing that the official dates for Climb for Real™ will be November 11-20 2013. Inspired to support or join in? We hope you will! You can find the full information here.
We asked George about how he was getting ready for the biggest climb of his life.
RMF: How are preparations coming for Climb for Real, Kilimanjaro 2013, George?
Real Medicine Foundation CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs and our Coordinator of Maternal Child Health programs Cindy Urbanc are just back from the Women Deliver Conference2013http://www.womendeliver.org Held every 3 years, this conference brings together 5,000 world leaders, advocates, health workers, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to discuss the current status of girls and women worldwide and collectively address plans for their immediate and longterm future.
This year, the conference was held in beautiful and welcoming Malaysia and the theme was “Investing in Girls and Women.” Topics included maternal health, education, child marriage, family planning, poverty, gender equality, and human rights which addressed the concept of investing in girls and women economically, politically, and socially.
March 27, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Today the international humanitarian relief organization Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) announces Climb for Real™, a mountain climbing program through which private individuals can register and use their climb to raise awareness of the organization’s international work and fundraise for RMF’s projects around the world. The program is being launched with its first volunteer already on board: George Clardy, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Ventura County, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, for Real Medicine this fall.
Dr. Fuchs says, “When I met George at a party last summer, I was very impressed that he had accomplished to do almost all items on his bucket list; climbing Kilimanjaro was the last one remaining. We discussed RMF’s projects around the world, especially in Africa, and he decided that evening to climb Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for our global work – a perfect fit since his extraordinary physical mission as well as our humanitarian work push limits of what is possible.”
We are proud to report that donations have been tallied and our first Beauty for Real™ event was a success!
Good Earth Compounding Pharmacy
On Saturday February 16, Dr. Tanya Kormeili and Great Earth Compounding Pharmacy of West Hollywood hosted Beauty for Real™ a unique fundraiser that aimed to have people show their beauty from the inside out. Attendees could obtain a number of cosmetic services – at a one-time discount, with proceeds going to Real Medicine – from Dr. Kormeili, a popular LA dermatologist (who has been seen on The Doctors and in media worldwide).
Beauty for Real™ is part of our efforts to make philanthropy part of people’s everyday lives. It’s the newest in a series of events we’re doing (Run for Real™, Walk for Real™, Food for Real™ — and a new one we’re about to announce!)
Eamen Hameed of healingPAQ interviews RMF CEO/Founder Dr. Martina Fuchs on her passion, vision, intention, experience, challenges, failures, successes, teachings, western and alternative medicine, service and approach in life.
To all our Fantastic Athletes for Real Medicine Runners….Fantastic race this weekend! You did it! After months of hard training and dedication you completed the 2012 LA Honda Marathon and 5K. Your efforts and hard work also contributed to a very successful fundraiser and we are very grateful for your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal. We are still counting donations but it looks like we might have over $20,000 from Athletes for Real Medicine donors/sponsors!
I’ve had a great time and it has been a pleasure and honor working with you, and I can’t wait to do it all over again!
On the 17th of December, our clinic staff in Peru, celebrated with an early Christmas party with some of the children and former patients of our clinic. Thanks to the the contribution of friends and family, the party was held with gifts, food, and a musical clown show for the children.
This year the party was held at one of the local municipality community centers, and we were able to provide a total of 110 gifts for the children. 90 of these gifts were handed out to the children at the party and the remaining 20 were given at a seperate gathering for children who are patients of ours with TB (Tuberculosis) and Malnourishment in another special meeting for them.