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Parasites Without Borders Creates Pop-Up Fundraiser for FIMRC

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NEW YORK CITY, New York (May 1, 2021) – Starting today and running through the end of July, all donations made to Parasites Without Borders (PWB) will be matched by the organization and donated to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) with a minimum pledged donation of $10,000 and a total gift of up to $40,000 for FIMRC. The funds will be used to support FIMRC’s project sites around the world, including Project Bududa, Uganda; Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica; Project Las Delicias, Ecuador, Project Huancayo, Peru; and Project Restauracion, Dominican Republic.

“I have been volunteering with FIMRC for years,” explained Dr. Daniel Griffin, MD PhD CTropMed CTH, co-founder of Parasites Without Borders. “It’s an amazing organization with a mission to bring healthcare to medically underserved communities around the world. I’ve traveled to their Bududa, Uganda project site many times to help with various health initiatives and clinical cases. It’s imperative that we all support nonprofits like FIMRC as much as we can – especially during the pandemic.”

The halt of international travel has the Foundation for Medical Relief of Children struggling to stay afloat. FIMRC relies heavily on mostly American and Canadian high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as healthcare workers donating thousands of dollars for the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of places around the world while serving medically underserved communities. FIMRC estimates that they saw a 63 percent decrease in overall revenue in 2020 compared to 2019.

“We are grateful to partners like Parasites Without Borders for continuing to support us during this incredibly difficult time,” said Madeleine Randolet, FIMRC’s Vice President of Global Operations. “Over the past year, we’ve adapted our operations and now offer meaningful virtual global health experiences such as online fellowships, volunteer experiences, clinical shadowing, and much more for high school to med students, medical professionals, and those interested in public health. We’re looking forward to the day when we can start sending volunteers to our project sites again!”

ABOUT FIMRC – Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for families around the world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustaining health programs. Founded in 2002, incorporated in Washington, DC and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, FIMRC utilizes its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships to assert multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts, and health education programs. For more information, visit fimrc.org. Facebook @officialfimrcpage and Instagram @fimrc

ABOUT PARASITES WITHOUT BORDERS – Parasites Without Borders is a comprehensive, advanced educational resource and disseminator of basic and clinical information dealing with all aspects of the global problems associated with parasitic diseases. Learn more at parasiteswithoutborders.com and follow along on social media: Twitter @PWB_Global and Facebook @ParasitesWithoutBorders

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