Hospital Fund Raiser
In his commitment and passion for volunteerism, Dr. Zaffar Iqbal invites you to a fundraiser to help build the hospital for the underprivileged on Friday, September 13th.
As per the United Nations statistics, in Pakistan women die every 35 minutes from pregnancy or childbirth. In July 2009, award winning international journalist Nicolas Kristoff in NY Times Op-Ed “His Maternal Instinct” expressed the maternal plight in the tribal areas of Pakistan:
“She is an illiterate woman from the tribal areas of Pakistan who almost died in childbirth a year after marrying at the age of 12. She suffered a horrific injury during labor called a fistula that left her incontinent and smelly, and for the next 13 years she was confined to her house – never stepping outside for shame at the way she was leaking wastes.”
Then Nick explains the savior, Dr. Shershah:
“He is a famous Pakistani ob-gyn who was educated in Ireland. After spending eight years there, he returned with plans to set up a fertility clinic for rich patients and zip around in a Mercedes-Benz. But he was so shattered by the sight of women dying unnecessarily in childbirth that he decided to devote his career instead to helping impoverished women like her.”
Now Dr. Shershah is bringing his message of hope to Las Vegas. Dr. Shershah is building a State of the art community hospital in Kohi Goth Landhi, Karachi, Pakistan. Hospital will treat these often forgotten patients free of charge and train mid wives to save these women from silent deaths.
To help Dr. Shershah with his dream of building a hospital, a fund raiser is being arranged by philanthropist Dr. Zaffar Iqbal. Please become a sponsor for this noble cause or buy tickets at your earliest convenience.
Date – Friday 13 September 2013
Venue – CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY THEATER, 1404 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
7:00 – 7:55 PM – Theatre Play – “If I live, I will live with Pride”
7:55- 8:30 PM – Koohi Goth Hospital Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 PM – Dinner
9:00 – 9:40 PM – Sheema Kirmani Classical Dance “Khattak”
Event Sponsors – Silver $250 (2 complimentary tickets); Gold $500 (5 complimentary tickets; Platinum $1,000 (10 complimentary tickets)
General Tickets – $90
Other cash donations (Zakat eligible) for the hospital are welcome.
For tickets/donations of any amount, please make checks payable to National Health Forum Inc. and mail it to – 3879 N Painted Trail, Kingman, AZ 86409
Donations are deductible as per the IRS under non-profit 501-C3. Tax ID 20-5821134
For further information, please contact Dr. Zaffar Iqbal – firstname.lastname@example.org