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Fundraising for St-James Charitable Society – Press Release

FREE WOMEN HEALTH CLINIC ON December 2nd and 3rd 2017

Press release 

In Canada we enjoy opportunities, peace and freedom, health and wealth.

Four years ago my family and I decided to open up a small charitable hospital in rural area of India, Punjab. Our goal was to help people in need who can’t access adequate health care due to their financial or family situation.

Born to a family of doctors, I can’t stop thinking about the health care system in India, even as I try to understand the inner workings of the Canadian health system which is amazingly well managed, and yet with much room for improvement.

I have decided to raise some funds to support the ST. JAMES CHARITABLE SOCIETY through an upcoming event: a 2-DAY FREE WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC ON December 2nd and 3rd 2017

With your help, I plan on donating the TOTALITY of the funds raised in this campaign to the ST. JAMES CHARITABLE SOCIETY. [The St. James Charitable Society was established in 2010 in the town of Bhaini Mian Khan in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.] Managed and run under KHOKHAR’S HOSPITAL, the society will provide both medical aid and food supplies (in the form of ready-to- use therapeutic food - RUTF). Doctors and Staff of KHOKHAR’S HOSPITAL will volunteer under the program. The funds raised through this initiative will allow them to better help women’s, kids and adult patients who are currently suffering from some undiagnosed forms of severe illnesses.

Currently, women in India face numerous health issues, which ultimately affect the economy’s collective output. Addressing the gender, class or ethnic disparities that exist in health care and improving health outcomes can contribute to economic gain through the promotion of healthy human beings. No doubt, the screening program under the two-day free clinic will reveal many women suffering from Generalized weakness from malnutrition or anemia. In addition, some of the women are likely to suffer from complicated health issues (gynecological problems, cysts, cataracts or high blood pressure, breast and cervical cancers) that will certainly need follow-up work.

The program that I have in mind will consist of education on the following matters:

• Women’s health for females in their 20s, 30s and 40s
• Menstrual Hygiene
• Maternal health
• Family planning
• Methods of birth control
• Mental health (Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Gender discrimination and domestic violence )
• Education on Breast Cancer
• Symptomatic patient will get Breast Exam, Pelvic exam and PAP
• Checking Immunization

$10,000 seems like a lofty goal but by sharing this initiative on social media and personal networks we can easily make this happen together. Any and all contributions are welcome (from Canada and abroad), no matter how small!

Though we can’t be there to help in person, we can provide support by providing all participants in India a means to meet their basic medical needs. Please join us in this worthy cause!

No matter how big or small, every contribution counts towards meeting our shared goal.

With your help, we can make it happen!

Sandeep Khokhar 
Ottawa, Canada 
Ph: 819-319-1088

sandeepkhokhar848@gmail.com

https://www.gofundme.com/free-women-s-health-clinic