“The Art of Friendship” Fundraiser Gala

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival – C.S. Lewis

AFG’s Second Fundraiser is just around the corner. We are thrilled to announce that Guinean Ambassador Blaise Cherif has graciously agreed to attend and will be addressing the audience during the evening. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee will address the audience via teleconference. The evening’s key note speaker will be former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

With the help of our generous sponsors, volunteers and donors, the evening promises to be spectacularly successful. The evening will include silent and live auction, and a delicious three course dinner. The gala will benefit our new five-year project: “Hydrocephalus: No Longer a Death Sentence”.

One of the main goals of this initiative is early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which greatly increases the chances of a successful and speedy recovery. It also diminishes the likelihood of post-surgical complications, permanent brain and developmental consequences and the possibility of a child needing further surgical intervention. To achieve this, the most pressing need is diagnostic and surgical tools. Donka hospital, where the surgeries are performed, lacks such basic equipment ultrasound machines to be used for prenatal diagnosis of Hydrocephalus and other congenital conditions, patient monitors to be used during and after surgery, CT Scanners to properly diagnose hydrocephalus and sterilizing chambers to prevent post-surgical infections. Patients, already dealing with mobility problems, must be sent to private clinics for the necessary diagnostics tests, an expense that greatly increases the overall cost of the treatment and reduces the number of children that can be treated. The CT Scans alone, which must be performed at least once before and after surgery, come in at $600. A great number of children need numerous scans.

Prenatal diagnosis is virtually nonexistent. To resolve this situation, AFG is determined to provide the essential equipment, starting with an ultrasound machine. To do this, we are counting on your support and generosity. Join us on May 31st, 2012 for an evening of entertainment and giving. The proceeds from the Gala will go towards acquiring and installing Donka Hospital’s first ultrasound machine to be used for monitoring pregnancies which will have a tremendous impact on prenatal diagnosis of, not only hydrocephalus, but a number of congenital  diseases and abnormalities.

To become a sponsor, volunteer, or purchase tickets click here or contact us at info@afguinea.org or 832.456.8104

Live Auction Highlights:

  • 6 Days, 6 Night Luxury Photo Safari in Zulu Nyala Game Preserve in South Africa
  • 7 Night Accomodations in your own private luxury “International Penthouse” Apartment in Kinsale, Ireland
  • Beautiful Guinean Art created by native artists

Partial Cost of Hydrocephalus Surgery: (per child)

Blood Tests: $500

Surgical Kit: $600

CT Scans (2): $600

Average daily income of a Guinean citizen: $1.24*

*UN and World Bank Statistics

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  • AFG needs your help! We depend on contributions from foundations, companies and individuals to continue our work in Guinea.

    Our primary goal is to assist hospitals and health centers in Guinea who care for the welfare of the Guinean population. We do this by providing medical aid, improving and upgrading existing infrastructure in health facilities and implementing disease prevention and treatment programs.

    We also aim to improve the overall quality of life of the population by supporting and promoting economic growth and technical development.

    You can make a difference!