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Fundraising Update – $47,000 Raised – Almost There

Donations to the Cycle for Sickle Cell Campaign to raise money for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania to establish a day treatment centre, have continued to come in over the last couple of weeks since the end of the Tour d’Afrique.

A corporate donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has just donated $15,000 to the campaign. This brings our total raised to almost $47,000. We don’t have far to go now.

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania has now identified a site for the day treatment centre. The money raised to date now makes it possible to begin negotiations. Exciting times.

The Foundation is planning to hold a press conference on World Sickle Cell Day, June 19, to continue to raise awareness. This would be a great day to hit our target.

Thanks  to everyone who has contributed!

Alan

To contribute

Click on the Sickle Cell logo under ‘donate here’ – this will take you to paypal

Go into your paypal account

Choose ‘send money’

Enter my email address: alan@taylerknight.co.uk

Tick ‘I’m sending money to family or friends’

Click continue

And . . . still accpeting donations

To make a donation to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania and Cycle for Sickle Cell

Click on the Sickle logo under ‘donate here’ – this will take you to paypal

Go into your paypal account

Choose ‘send money’

Enter my email address: alan@taylerknight.co.uk

Tick ‘I’m sending money to family or friends’

Click continue

Cheers,

Alan

Please donate if you can

The link at the ‘Donate Here’ logo to the left now works. Please use it if  you are able.

Thanks

New way to make donations

I have just found out that if you have a paypal account you can make a donation directly to my paypal account (I am slowly catching up to the 21st century).

To make a donation to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania and Cycle for Sickle Cell

Go into your paypal account

Choose ‘send money’

Enter my email address: alan@taylerknight.co.uk

Tick ‘I’m sending money to family or friends’

Click continue

Cheers,Alan

 

Fundraising update

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On May 15th we held a corporate fundraising event for Cycle for Sickle Cell at the Sea Cliff Hotel in Dar es Salaam. Six corporate teams entered 5 man teams in a series a cycling competitions to win prizes donated by sponsors. We raised over 13 million shillings on the night and have now raised over $US31,000 towards our goal of $US50,000 to establish the day treatment centre for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania.

Thanks everyone who came, participated and donated

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Cycle 4 Sickle Cell Caravan

The Cycle 4 Sickle Cell Caravan takes place today in Dar Es Salaam.

If you are there I hope you will be able to participate and to support the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania.

I understand that the ChipIn system I have used has stopped working. If you wish to donate please send a chque to:

 

Alan Knight

SCFT

BFPO 5347 (Dar Es Salaam)

London

HA4 6EP

 

Cheers,

 

Alan

Early Christmas

mary porterAbout 3 nano seconds after I opened my computer at 5:47 this morning I received a skype call from my sister. She lives in Canada so it was only 9:47 the night before for her. In my still groggy, pre-morning-ride state I was broadsided by three fifty- something women screeching like 6-year olds (see the video on facebook). But they had good cause. Mary Porter and Kirstie Carter, two members of Pam and Company and the two ladies in the photo, had just surprised my sister by showing up at her house singing Christmas carols and carrying a huge cheque. Mary and Kirstie had participated in a vendors event that always gives a portion of profits to charity. They had convinced the organisers of the event that ‘Cycle 4 Sickle Cell’ should be the designated charity this year. And it was! So at 5:47 this morning three screeching women (that’s my story anyway) presented me with a cheque for $3,444.39 by skype. Fantastic guys! Thanks so much. But next time, call around lunch time.

Don’t forget to donate to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania.

ChipIn: Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania

Back in Dar: Training splits

After 16 hours or so in airports and planes I arrived back in Dar yesterday afternoon. I have spent all of 5 days here since October 28. It has been a bit of a long haul. Too many air miles. Too many dinners – I have gained 2.5kg. And not enough exercise. But I slept 9 hours last night and am now ready for the final stretch.

splitsI felt good when I got on the bike this morning. There was some snap in the legs. Maybe the stationary bike in Seoul was worth it after all. I did a shortish ride – just over 25 miles. The 5-mile splits were 18:05 (started well); 17:16 (felt good); 18:48 (still felt good but had to stop a few times in traffic); 18:16 (slowed a bit) and 18:52 (wound down a bit but still felt good). All in all I felt good and am happy that I now have a couple of weeks to get some more miles in.

Great to be back in Dar.

Don’t forget to donate to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania.

ChipIn: Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania

One month to go

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There is just one month to go until the Tour d’Afrique starts. And today is also this century’s last repeating date (I didn’t figure that out myself; it is all over the web today and I have taken it on faith). This is also the last day of my last business trip before the TdA starts. I fly home tonight. Can’t wait. Starting on Friday I will be back on the bike and will be able to put some miles on before I go to Cairo. Fantastic.

Almost there.

Don’t forget to donate to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania.

ChipIn: Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania

Dr Julie Makani in Atlanta

Dr. Julie Makani, co-founder of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania,  is in Atlanta this week at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

She is presenting a session where she will provide an overview of the challenges in delivering comprehensive care for SCD in Africa within the context of limited resources and high disease burden. She will discuss opportunities presented by high patient numbers and the steps taken by African investigators and their collaborators in promoting and performing SCD research in sub-Saharan Africa through the establishment of active regional research networks. Go to:

http://www.hematology.org/Meetings/Annual-Meeting/Program/3741.aspx#ID0E1QAG