On the one year anniversary of the Egypt’s revolution, the Boston University Egyptian Club is challenging universities around the U.S. to 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 was immediately at full capacity. In only five years, the survival rate has tripled that of other Egyptian hospitals, and is almost on par with the U.S. On top of that, the patients’ families do not have to pay a single cent!
Because of the large number of applicants, 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! 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 US, and the university that raises the most money wins an all-inclusive trip for five to Egypt!
1. Fundraising will start on January 25, 2012 and end on April 30, 2012.
2. All teams must be affiliated with a US-based University.
3. That’s it! Just have fun.
If you would like your university to participate, or if you have any questions regarding the challenge, please send an email to BUChallenge@EgyptCancerNetwork.org
ANY STUDENT CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE!