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Sponsoring Cardiac Treatment for Iraqi Children
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Ended May 6, 2013
Overs many years and decades, sanctions and wars caused nothing but deaths and the spread of diseases in the great land of Iraq. The children in Iraq suffered the most, as they became the main target for diseases and malformations. As we head towards ...
Overs many years and decades, sanctions and wars caused nothing but deaths and the spread of diseases in the great land of Iraq. The children in Iraq suffered the most, as they became the main target for diseases and malformations. As we head towards better times in Iraq, new borns and young children are still suffering from the remains of the war, many of which do not have access to proper medications, or the slightest health attention. With no proper health facilities that cater to the poor and the needy, children with malformations are left unattended, and even those that require a rather simple procedure are left to suffer and face eventual death.

I was privileged to come across 'Tareek Al Zuhur Community - TAZC', a non-for profit organization that was created by one of Iraq's most prominent musicians and philanthropist Naseer Shamma. They have been running programs on which they sponsor children with at-birth heart malformations and treat them outside of Iraq (currently this is being done in India). TAZC raises funds from generous donors and sponsors both the treatment and the travel expenses for those children. They have already sponsored the treatment of many affected children and are in the process of sending 35 Iraqi children in need of immediate care to India get them treated.

On May 5th, 2013 I will be taking part in the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon in support of the great efforts TAZC puts in to treat children in need of immediate treatment. I will be running the Half-Marathon that day in hopes I can raise as much funds as possible to help in however little I can the magnificent work TAZC provides to affected Iraqi children.

I ask you to please donate however little you can, every dollar counts, today we can support the examples such as TAZC who are doing outstanding humanitarian work and I truly hope that this is the beginning of a much bigger commitment from myself and you to get children in need of healthcare from across the globe the attention they deserve.

** More information about TAZC can be found here:
http://tazc.org/our-mission

** More information about the Marathon can be found here:
http://www.torontomarathon.com/

** Header Photo taken from TAZC website
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