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Total km's walked: 4,293.1km!
Day 8:2,275.9km walked and 462km trotted for neuroscience and health in West Africa.
Congratulations we were able to walk more than the 2,500 km we aimed for and just want to thank each and everyone, we could not have done this without you. Another 158km has been added since day 8.
Walk for the Bu was on Saturday and 60+people showed up and took part in the walk.
We are continuing to update our totals as money and km are coming in and more donations are made.
‘Walk For the Bu’ is a Walkathon Fundraiser event that provides KBNF with the resources needed to continue making medical miracles in West Africa.
This is our 10th annual Walk for the Bu so we are aiming big! Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000!
Download the 2021 Walk for the Bu Pledge Form Here.
This year, more than 5 million patients will have no access to qualified neurosurgeons, resulting in otherwise avoidable disability and death.
Africa accounts for 15% of the global neurosurgical disease but has access to less than 1% of the global neurosurgeon community.
Africa has just one neurosurgeon for every 2,028,000 people. Liberia has a single neurosurgeon for the entire country of 5.1 million, while the US and Canada have one neurosurgeon for every 69,000 people.
KBNF wants to change this.
Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation is a charity saving lives by tackling the most complicated medical conditions in West Africa, here’s how:
- We perform neurosurgery for those with no other hope, through medical missions.
- We deliver medical equipment to hospitals and health centres on the front lines.
- We equip local neurosurgeons and health workers through training, education, and funding.
Walk for the Bu:
The 10th annual Walk for the Bu is a Walkathon Fundraiser event with a goal of raising $100,000 in support of the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation.
Participants can join worldwide virtually to help raise funds by walking, running, hiking, or rolling between September 25 - October 2nd, 2021, or in-person on October 2nd at Bear Creek Park in Surrey B.C.
Korle-Bu is currently active in the West African countries of Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Ghana. The approximate walking distance between the capital of Liberia (Monrovia) and the capital of Nigeria (Abuja) is 2500 km. Let's see how many times we can collectively walk from Monrovia to Abuja in support of neuroscience.
There will be incredible prizes available for those that raise the most money and cover the most distance.
You can help us continue to make medical miracles in West Africa. Sign up now to walk, run, hike or roll! Don't forget to include your canine friend to Trot for the Bu. There will be prizes for them too!
Prizes you could win:
- A $400 Gift Certificate from Release the Hounds.
- A $375 Gift Certificate from Jet Pet.
Generous sponsors have offered to match up to $50,000 of every dollar donated, so every $100 you raise has $200 of impact!
The Virtual Walk: Sept 25th-October 2nd
Sign up to participate! You can sign up on your own or sign up a team. Each day, you will estimate the distance you walked during the day and report it to your team captain. Your team captain will report your team's total number here daily. Every kilometer counts. Every dollar helps. Register here and walk virtually alongside others from around the world, including those in Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.
- If 25 people walk 100km each we can reach 2500kms!
- If 50 people walk 50km each we can reach 2500kms!
- If 100 people walk 25km each we can reach 2500kms!
Collectively we can reach our goal of walking 2500kms and raising $100,000.
The Live Walk:
There will be an in-person walk-a-thon led by the founder and president of Korle-Bu, Marj Ratel on October 2nd, 2021. The live walk will take place at Bear Creek Park in Surrey BC and will include a delicious BBQ sponsored by Brenda and John MacLeod.
*Please RSVP for the live walk and BBQ by emailing Rose at email@example.com. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family.
Let’s all unite for brain and spinal care in West Africa!
WHERE: Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th
Ave, Surrey, BC
What KBNF has accomplished so far:
Transported 53+ shipping containers of medical equipment and supplies overseas, an estimated retail value of $17,100,000
- Partnered globally to facilitate the construction of a $213 Million USD contemporary hospital in Ghana
- Helped more than 600 neuroscience patients, and supported 10,000 others seeking medical care
- Directly supported 10 neurosurgeons and offered training to 2000+ local nurses and medic
Run. Walk. Roll. Help make medical miracles for those who need it most in West Africa!
How to participate:
- Register for the event and begin collecting pledges and donations from your friends and family
- Record the distance you walk, run or roll each day
- Show up to run or walk at Bear Creek Park on October 2nd
- Register for the in-person walk and enjoy a delicious free BBQ
*Please RSVP for the in-person walk & BBQ by emailing Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Generous Sponsors
Platinum - $10,000
Our lead partnership level with the highest recognition has been sponsored by LifeSupport!
Silver - $2,500
Our third partnership level has been sponsored by First Canadian Logistics LTD.
Bronze - $1000
Our fourth partnership level has been sponsored by CWB Wealth Management and KACI - Growth and Revenue Specialists!
Thank you to IGA Langley for sponsoring us by providing food for our event!
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