Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
The most recent “pin” on my “C is for Causes” Pinterest board links to the website for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. I chose as its cover image a photo from the site that I hope will entice Pinterest browsers to look into it, look around the site, and decide to
- spread word about the organization on your blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter and
I’ve been aware of Doctors Without Borders for some time, but news updates about ebola in West Africa have reminded me recently of the importance of the work they do. I worry a lot about the well-being of the friends I made in Liberia working there as part of the Reading Liberia program a few years ago, who are themselves working to raise awareness of how to stop the spread of ebola and distributing books to kids while schools are closed.
My favourite local bookstore is holding an event to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Dr. James Orbinski will speak, there will be music, tickets are $50 (a tax receipt will be issued), and 100% of proceeds will go to DWF/MSF and 80% of their funds go to programs. If you are in the Guelph area on Saturday, November 22, please come out. I’ll hope to see you there.
Please do what you can to support them.
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.