On Saturday, October 22, 2016 TFish hosted a 5K Walkathon at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale to raise funds and awareness for poverty alleviation in East Asia.
Thank you for making the TFish 5K Walkathon a success and for making a difference in the lives of impoverished children and families in East Asia. We had perfect sunny weather, delicious tacos, raised a total of $9,419, and supported 11 poverty alleviation projects as a result of everyone's kindness and generosity. Enjoy these photos from the event!
Thank you volunteers for all your help at the walkathon!
Acknowledgements: Emma Cockerell, Jimmy Sh, Margaret Li, Beth Kam, Emily Kam, Josiah Kam, June Wang, Sharmila Ranka.
TFish is hosting a 5K Walkathon at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale
on Saturday, Oct 22, 2016, 9am.
Walk to alleviate poverty in East Asia.
Dear TFish friends,
Please join us for our first TFish 5K Walkathon! Your participation will raise awareness and funds for poverty alleviation in East Asia. All donations and registration fees will go directly to helping impoverished children and families, including those with congenital heart disease and those who struggle to meet their basic needs.
Register and find out more information at 5k.tfishfund.org. Start your own online fundraiser at fundraise.tfishfund.org.
As we walk the 5k, we celebrate over 1,000 children who can walk now, after we have helped them overcome congenital heart disease. We also walk to support the hundreds of children who are still waiting for treatment. Let’s walk for them and with them to change their lives and others suffering from extreme poverty.
Grateful for your support,
Pictured: Primary school kids in impoverished rural schools eating free lunches from TFISH donations.
May you and your family have a wonderful Lunar New Year. Let's spread the prosperity in our own lives to communities in need!
We are currently raising money to support a very complex surgery for 14 year old Li Yong. He was born with a congenital heart defect and his family has not been able to pay for his treatment. Join us to bring a happy new year for Li Yong's family.
TFISH will be holding a booth and fundraising at this year's Tet Festival Sat 02/21 and Sun 02/22 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Come check us out!!
Our Little Red Scarf program has expanded to Yunnan province and provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Tired of the same ol' greeting cards and overpriced dinners every Valentine's Day? What if this year we turn our attention to another matter of the heart?
Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week is coming up, and we have the opportunity to give the gift of love to someone in need.
Though many have never heard of the disease, CHDs are the most common form of birth defect found in children around the world. In fact for every 30 seconds, a child is born with this life threatening condition. Fortunately, we have the resources in the US to treat most infants at birth. Babies born in developing countries however are not as lucky, and too many people die prematurely from heart failure that could have been prevented with early detection and treatment.
This week in honor of CHD Awareness Week, our LRS Yunnan program is hoping to bring a long and healthy life to a young boy living in rural China.
Li Yong is a 14 year old kid with a very complex form of heart disease that takes two surgical procedures to treat. He has been living with the defect for far too long and his doctors fear he may not live much longer without treatment. After intensive fundraising and money from insurance, Liyong was able to undergo the first part of his surgery last month.
His family however, is unable to bear the costs of the second surgery. Both his grandparents have recently gone through illnesses and the family has used up their savings to pay for medical fees. After hearing about their case, Dr. James St Louis, of Childrens Heart Link agreed to perform Li Yong's surgery pro-bono. But even with this generosity, it is still not enough. The complications of Li Yong's surgery simply cost too much. The family still has to take on $10,000 in out of pocket fees.
This money is impossible for Li Yong's family to raise on their own. They live in a small home with very little means.
Give the ultimate gift of love this Valentine's Day. Join TFISH help Liyong fix his heart!
Our 2014 Annual Report is here! For the third year in a row, we are providing our donors with a behind the scenes look at all TFISH programs. Visit www.report.tfishfund.org
We have had an incredible year of accomplishments here at Transparent Fish Fund, but we could not have done any of this without YOU. Check out our annual report for stories of inspiration and love from your acts of charity.
Thank you for joining in our mission to alleviate poverty in Asia. We hope you continue to support us in 2015!
Merry Christmas, TFISH friends! We are more than half way there for our holiday campaign. Help us support grass root organizations in Asia this year. Support someone in need during this winter season. Every dollar counts since 100% of your donations go directly to those in need Last chance to spread the Christmas cheer before the holiday season is over!
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June 8th 2014, LOS ALTOS, CA -- New Heart Benefit Concert was held last week at the Foothill Covenant Church to raise money for congenital heart surgeries in rural China. TFISH intern Lauren Kam and her family spent weeks preparing for this event. Lauren went out to local businesses for sponsorships. Her sisters Beth and Emily created handmade gifts for donors. Her mother and father spent the day decorating and setting up the auditorium. Young volunteers dedicated their time and energy to play for the concert. From the program pamphlets to the desserts at reception, every detail was created with care.
The benefit was a heart-warming success. In such a short amount of time, Lauren was able to raise $4,445. However, she is still hoping to reach the $6,000 mark to fund 3 surgeries. All proceeds are going towards the non-profit Little Red Scarf, a medical program of Transparent Fish Fund. Donations will go directly to recipient surgery and health care fees. Lauren will be personally making a trip to Gansu this summer to visit the patients in the Little Red Scarf hospital.
To help Lauren reach her goal: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=311006
May 8th 2014, SANTA MONICA, CA -- Transparent Fish Fund and the Chao Foundation sponsored One Heart Worldwide's Annual Grateful Heart Gala by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for all donations up to $500. The sold-out event included a live band and silent auction, and was hosted by celebrity guest emcee Carrie-Anne Moss. All proceeds went towards One-Heart's unique programs dedicated towards preventing the deaths of mothers and infants in remote rural communities around the world.
This is our second year working with One-Heart World Wide. Last year we donated a total of $50,000 that went to neonatal programs in Mexico and Nepal. Their life-saving programs were initially established in the late 1990’s in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in the last ten years, they have been able to decrease unattended home births from 85% to 20%, mostly by ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant at delivery. They also work closely with local communities and health providers to develop a culturally appropriate "Network of Safety" around mothers and infants. Based on their years of experience, One Heart has developed an effective, replicable, and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and delivery among vulnerable rural populations.
Last week, I had the privilege to coordinate a music camp for young students at my house, with the help of my friends. On Monday morning at 9:30am, 9 mini musicians arrived - five pianists, three violinists, and one cellist. The morning flew by as we proceeded to fill the time with private music lessons, duet time, composer stories, snacks, and games. The first day was slightly hectic as none of us were entirely sure of what we were doing, but with each passing day, it became easier to manage the students and transition from one activity to the next.
Overall, the camp was a success! The students each told me they had thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the camp, and we raised $1200 through camp tuition. All of it will go to Sahaya International: $1000 for constructing a house and the remaining $200 for 2 education scholarships.
Article by Lauren Kam
In honor of Mother's Day this year, the Transparent Fish Fund is raising funds to provide surgery for three mothers in China who suffer from heart disease. YOU can be part of this effort! For every new "like" on the TFish Fund facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tfishfund), $1 will be donated towards the fundraiser.
Please share the post with your friends and spread the word! With 2000 new fans, we will be able to give one mother the opportunity to receive a new heart.
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