An Opportunity To Care

The holiday season is particularly significant in the area of Disease Prevention and Treatment.  We reach out to family and friends wherever they may be to reconnect the caring of health and happiness we have for all.
The holiday season is particularly significant in the area of Disease Prevention and Treatment.  We reach out to family and friends wherever they may be to reconnect the caring of health and happiness we have for all.
 
As a registered nurse, the health of those close is important, as it is a measure of their general well-being.  This compassion goes well beyond my immediate circle to those I have been involved with on Rotary projects world-wide.  Through my involvement with the Rotary Action Group for Health, Education and Wellness (RAGHEW) and the Fellowship of Rotarian Health Care Providers (FRHCP), I have seen the need for support to bolster Rotary‚Äôs ongoing challenges in delivering much needed training and equipment in far-flung communities.
It was in Ethiopia that I was able to deliver grant sponsored birthing kits to midwives who had few or poor tools to aid mothers in the delivery of newborns thereby decreasing the risk of maternal/newborn mortality. 
 
One of the most impactful results of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and a Global Grant fund allocation for me was a Vocational Training Team exchange of clinical experts between the Greater Toronto Area and Nagoya, Japan in the field of hospice palliative care.  How we care for our loved ones as they journey down the path to leave this life is a true measure of our humanity.
That goal of aiding fellow Rotarians prompted my wife Jane Wheeler and me to create a Named Endowed Fund specifically for the support of Disease Prevention and Treatment projects as part of our Rotary Foundation giving.
 
 
Rotary through the Health Areas of Focus supports diverse groups of Rotarians in their quest to provide the best quality of care for those less fortunate using disease prevention and treatment.
What better time than the holiday season to give a gift to the Rotary Foundation...
 
If we can do this, why could you not consider an Endowment to support your passion of Disease Prevention and Treatment?  I was invited to join the Rotary Health Areas of Focus Major Gifts Initiative Committee (HMGI) as of July 1, 2022.  As your Canadian member for this Committee, I am available to speak with you about how you can establish your own personal legacy of service and providing opportunities for expanding the quality of life for many around the world.  Please reach out to me at 7070.rotar.ian@gmail.com.
 
Ian E. Lancaster
Rotary Club of Campbellford, District 7070
Member, Health Areas of Focus, Major Gifts Initiative Committee