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$50,000 Matching Gift Challenge!

“The health concerns of the poorest people in Vellore remain much the same as they did 30 years ago…today many are still unable to travel to the main hospital or even to the LCECU” – Rob Fish, DMD 

The Foundation is proud to launch a new matching gift campaign with the goal of raising $100,000 by April 15, 2019 for use by CMC’s Low-Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU). This initiative is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Rob Fish, a member of the Scudder family, who has pledged to match the first $50,000 donated dollar-to-dollar in support of the LCECU.

All proceeds from this campaign will be designated to support LCECU’s 2019 “Care in the Community” vision which incorporates (1) opening new outreach medical clinics in impoverished areas of Vellore, (2) enhancing educational and training opportunities,(3) strengthening economic development and (4) improving sanitation – all through increased dialogue and empowerment within each community.

We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Fish and with the medical staff at CMC Vellore on their efforts to bring greater attention and a continued resolution to improving access to quality healthcare for the poor.

Dr. Rob Fish’s aunt, Dr. Ida B. Scudder, pioneered Radiology and Radiotherapy at CMC, bringing its benefits to tens of thousands of cancer sufferers in southern India. She dedicated her life to serving the people of India and taking up unfamiliar responsibilities for the sake of this greater mission. Ida B., as she was so fondly remembered by most, was known for her kindness and compassion towards the patients she served. This exciting new campaign is appropriately launched in her honor.

Donate by April 15th here to take part in this opportunity and double your impact!

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