We set a goal. We wanted to raise $250,000 to go towards ending tuberculosis (TB) in PIH's clinical sites worldwide. We gave ourselves ten days.
The week and a half between November 13th and November 22nd was a powerful demonstration of our collective ability as a grassroots network to take action and build a campaign like nothing we've ever run before.
One week down and only a few more days to go! We are entering the final push of our Ten Days to Zero campaign, and it is amazing how far we have come since last Friday. For the past week, PIH Engagers around the country have been sending out personal fundraising videos by the dozens, asking friends and family for donations to get closer to our goal of $250,000. At the same time, PIH Engage teams have been sustaining that momentum and continuing to rally support for our causes through exciting fundraising events they have planned in their communities. From phoneathons to social events to (friendly) competitions, the following teams have charged forward in this campaign. You can still get involved!Read more
Yesterday was the halfway point for our Ten Days to Zero campaign! We want to take this opportunity to highlight our PIH Engage members and teams who have taken the lead with their personal fundraising pages. These frontrunners have shared with us some of their stories and tips for success—and there's still time for you to catch up!
Meet the PIH Engagers who are leading the charge as of this morning, November 18:Read more
This past Friday, November 13th, we launched Ten Days to Zero, our PIH Engage network-wide fundraising campaign to raise $250,000 in support of comprehensive treatment for tuberculosis (TB). Even though such effective treatment exists, TB remains one of the world's deadliest communicable diseases, killing 1.5 million people each year. That's 4000 people a day, an unnecessary and unacceptable statistic.Read more
“Nothing is more terrifying than the thought of losing a newborn and/or a mother on what is supposed to be one of the happiest days of a woman's life.”Read more
Last Saturday morning, 21 people gathered to attend a Yoga Benefit for PIH led by Erica Tetro-Langer, a certified Yoga instructor who is a member of the Southern Connecticut PIH Engage team. Erica led the class in a particularly meaningful and engaging practice during which she linked the intentions and dedications of yoga with that of PIH through a beautiful presentation of the mission of PIH and selected readings.Read more
To date, our network has hosted 15 phone-a-thons from California to New York and over 17 Ebola Teach-Ins and panels. In addition to the countless strategy meetings and retreats critical to building teams and vision, the PIH Engage community has also held over 40 fundraisers and events to raise awareness and promote activism, and more continue to happen almost daily.
This week alone, PIH Engage is hosting more than 11 phone-a-thons and no less than 33 events and activities across the nation. Among the most inspiring stories are those of the communities and individuals unexpectedly brought together, overcoming fear, and building true solidarity around the Right to Health Movement.Read more
Happy to report that we just had our first PIH Engage Ohio State meeting. We had a turn out of about 25 undergraduates from various studies including public health, biology, business, and social work. It was exciting and inspiring to have a group from varied backgrounds but sharing the same passion for the right to health!