Hello people..It’s an Even’t spotlight for a great cause
Iya Bekondo-Granatella, Founder of the Iya Foundation featured as my #WCW during the 1st health & fitness themed week on IRepCamer.
The Inaugural Iya Foundation Hope Affaire Fundraiser
The Iya Foundation (http://theiyafoundation.org), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to educating and raising awareness on Chronic Kidney Disease, Organ Donation, as well as raising funds that benefit “in need” kidney dialysis patients and clinics, is pleased to announce its inaugural annual “Iya Foundation Hope Affaire” Fundraiser. The event will be held at The Edison Hotel located at the Raritan Center in Edison, New Jersey on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 from 7:00 p.m
The event will play host to about 250 guests, prominent among them, some 2015 Edison City Council Members, renowned kidney transplant doctor (also a kidney transplant recipient), Dr. David Laskow, head of Nephrology in Cameroon, Dr. Gloria Ashuntantang, contemporary jazz and blues artist Ms. Kameelah Samar and gospel artist Mr. Preston Gross. The soiree will consist of dinner, music, a silent auction, speakers, dance and much more.
Tickets to attend the event are now available online at a donation price of $100 for individuals. Corporations, companies, and/or individuals interested in being a part of the event may purchase tables and would be acknowledged in all print and electronic advertising materials as well as featured on our website. For more information on this, please visit our sponsorship page at: http://theiyafoundation.org/sponsorship/.
In 2014, TIF provided financial assistant grants of up to $1000 each to 5 kidney failure patients. This year, TIF is embarking on a new project, the Global Dialysis Initiative Program (GDIP), aimed at providing assistance to Dialysis Clinics in developing countries. Proceeds from “The Iya Foundation Hope Affaire” will fund the GDIP.
As the count down to the event draws close, it is important to note that Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S with over 100,000 individuals on the kidney transplant wait list. Every year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer. In fact, in 2014 alone, approximately 4450 individuals died waiting for a kidney transplant. Statistics show that blacks are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure than the average American. Situations in developing countries are alarmingly worse. This creates a call for help for this vulnerable group which TIF is trying to respond to.
The founder and President of TIF, Iya Bekondo-Granatella, was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of seven, and subsequently lost both of her kidneys ten years later. Through the support and charitable effort of her school, church, family, friends, and her community, Iya was able to get a transplant on September 6, 2005. Upon receipt of her life saving transplant, Iya has made a commitment to helping income individuals who suffer from end stage renal disease through her foundation, TIF. For information about TIF, please visit: www.theiyafoundation.org.
If you are the NJ/NY/PA/DE please go support a Camer sister raise funds for a great cause. Tickets for the Iya Foundation Hope Affaire are available here
Thumbs up to Iya & the Iya Foundation team. Looking forward to the recap of the event.
Enjoy the rest of the week. It’s Wednesday already..