On the one year anniversary of Egypt’s revolution, the Boston University Egyptian Club is challenging universities around the U.S.A in a competition to raise money for The Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt! This hospital, also known as 57357, is the largest and busiest pediatric cancer hospital in the world and is supported solely by private donations. It opened its doors in 2007 and, immediately, was at full capacity. In only five years, the survival rate for children with cancer has tripled that of other Egyptian hospitals, and is almost on par with the U.S.A. On top of that, the patients’ families are supported so they do not have to pay a single cent for the treatment of their children suffering from cancer.
Because of the large number of children applicants for cancer treatment, the hospital is only able to service 1 in 4 Egyptian children in need. The goal is to help double that capacity by 2015. Even though the hospital has been making unprecedented progress, it is at risk of losing the land granted to it by the government if it does not expand to accommodate more patients. So, we are going to raise the funds to get the design process completed and as a result, save the hospital and more children! That’s a $250,000 task. Are you up for it?
The terms of the challenge are simple: we are trying to raise $250,000 throughout the U.S.A
Each prize is a trip to Cairo with airfare and hotel included. A prize will be issued each time the total collected donations reach $10,000 increments. Recipients of prizes will be “democratically” designated by the team captain of the winning team at each collective $10,000 benchmark. Up to a total of five prizes will be distributed.
- Fundraising will start on January 25, 2012 and end on April 30, 2012.
- All teams must be affiliated with a US-based University.
- That’s it! Just have fun.
If you would like your university to participate, please click here.