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50 for 50 Day 25: Doctors Without Borders

June 11, 2011

And here’s our intro…Thanks for stopping by my 50th Birthday Celebration, Day 25. Halfway done!

Here’s the background story: because I feel so blessed and have pretty much everything I could ever need, I am asking people to get involved with charities, if they are so inspired, in lieu of any fabulous birthday presents you were planning on sending me (or not).

I am featuring a different charity every day for 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday to give you plenty of chances to get involved. I started on May 18. I wanted to give a voice to different good works around the globe. If you ARE inspired to take action, please leave me a comment and let me know that you did. This is all I want for my birthday – to spread some love and kindness. Thank you, my dear friends.

Doctors Without Borders was suggested by my blog crush, Dave of Blogography. Personally, I like to be pretentious and call them “Medicins Sans Frontieres” in my best thick French accent. But that’s just me.

Here’s a 9-minute video about what they do:

From their website:
…MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

You can donate here. If you are a medical professional, you can also apply to work with them.

Previously featured organizations:
Heifer International
Team Rubicon
The Carter Center
Bikes Not Bombs
Friends of Maddie
Surfrider Foundation
United Through Reading
Operation Shower
The Liz Logelin Foundation
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Kids Vs Global Warming
Help a Mother Out
Direct Relief International
Accelerated Cure for Multiple Sclerosis
Women for Women
Epic Change
Amnesty International

  1. July 3, 2011 08:33

    I’m a late here, but I had already donated in June, so I am coming back to say that my July donation was doubled for your birthday! Thanks for spotlighting such an amazing organization and my favorite charity!

    • July 3, 2011 10:39

      Thank you, Dave. You are a rockstar. And thanks for suggesting Doctors w/o Borders.

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