Diasporian News of 2014-01-19

Taste of Art Fundraiser in New York

On behalf of The Gold Coast Medical Foundation, I'm writing to request your participation in our Taste For Art Fundraiser Event. On Sunday, March 2nd 2014, we are hosting an amazing culinary and art experience, open to the public. This event will take place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, from 7pm- 10pm. The Gold Coast Medical Foundation is a non-profit organization, started by two brothers from Ghana, West Africa. Dr. Kwaku Boakye and Dr. Kwabena Boakye while in medical school, started this organization as a way to reach out to the world about medical poverty in Ghana and other third world countries. We have 8 board members, 3 being medical doctors. We've missioned out to countries, providing temporary clinics, medical supplies for hospitals (donated to us by well known hospitals) and health education for rural villages. Our doctors have traveled on disaster relief mission trips to countries such as Haiti, Malawi, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic. We've also adopted the Westphalian Children's Home in Ghana, donating to them clothing, school supplies, food and also financial assistance. Sticking to our world wide health awareness goal, we've provided health education and fitness classes for several churches and organizations in the Bronx and Harlem; with the support of the NYC Department of Health, and Bronx Health Reach. For The Taste For Art Fundraiser event , we're partnering with the Rakiem Walker Project, the house band for Red Rooster Harlem, collaborating food and art. We're bringing together amazing chefs presenting artistic edibles, and artist showcasing music, eye-catching pieces, and the work of photography. With this event, we're hoping to raise funds towards our up coming mission trip and projects. Our goal is to offer silent auction lots and raffles with items such as rare wines,designer handbags, hard-to-get dinner reservations, jewelry, golf outings, signed sports memorabilia and premium seating to sports events. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged on auction materials, organization website and in the annual report. Most importantly, we're hoping to reach out to our guest about medical poverty in third word countries and how to help. While guest are enjoying amazing food and wonderful art, as we want to reach people while in great spirits; we will be showcasing information about the organization, its mission work, our clinic project in Kwabuanta/ Ashanti Region, Ghana and more. We sincerely apologize for such short notice and hope you will give serious thought and consideration to this request. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Maame Boakye Event Coordinator Gold Coast Medical Foundation Phone:347-751-2002 Fax: 718-992-9823 www.thegcmf.org Sent from my iPadSource: Charles Mensah
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