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CHILD Foundation's 5th Annual Maya's Dream Gala

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Maya Devi Hospital - Making Women and Children’s Healthcare a Reality


Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Magnolia Banquet Hall, 5075 Falconridge Boulevard NE

Tickets: With each $100 ticket, a tax deductible receipt for $60 will be issued.

Please RSVP directly to Bob Taylor at rwbobtaylor@shaw.ca or call him directly at 403-614-3154.


Please join us at this year's CHILD FOUNDATION'S 5TH ANNUAL MAYA'S DREAM GALA in support of the MAYA DEVI HOSPITAL.

Just suppose you lived in a community of 50,000 where there were no health care facilities within a three-hour drive. Would you dream that some day that could change? That was the dream of Maya Devi, a resident of the small village of Sarurpur, in northern India. Seeing the health challenges many women faced, particularly during pregnancy, Maya often spoke about the day there would be a hospital in the community that would save them the long, arduous, and expensive trip to the city to seek health care.

The Maya Devi Hospital is the realization of her dream.

Maya's children turned their mother's dream into reality by setting up foundations in both India (MOTHER Foundation) and in Canada (CHILD Foundation) to raise money to build and operate the Hospital. Along with the MOTHER and CHILD Foundations, the Rotary International, corporate, and private donors, construction was completed in 2011 on a 20-bed charity Hospital on the grounds of what had once been Maya Devi’s family home.

Since its opening in October 2011, the Maya Devi Hospital has transformed the community of Sarurpur as well as the ~50,000 people living in the region. The Hospital offers health care and health education to women and children in the community and has earned a reputation for outstanding service attracting patients from the surrounding communities. Although the Hospital’s primary focus is to care for women and children, the medical staff does not refuse assistance to anyone.

The Maya Devi Hospital is now a vital part of the community and the aim is to provide the best care possible and deliver it in a cost-effective manner. With the help of Rotary International, a digital x-ray machine will be purchased which enables the medical staff to make timely diagnoses on site. Until now, patients had to make a long trek to the city and because of widespread poverty many patients who had transportation challenges went undiagosed. The new equipement will solve that dilemna, enabling medical staff to make timely disgnoses on site or can now send the difficult images to colleagues & experts elsewhere for review and diagnoses.

Also, the Maya Devi Hospital’s health and awareness programs are delivered by the medical staff and have become the cornerstone of the service provided at the Hospital. These programs empower women with the knowledge of some easy steps for health & wellness and they learn how to prevent illness for themselves and their families.

During this past year, the CHILD Foundation, MOTHER Foundation, Rotary International, and the Alberta Government’s Community Initiatives Program, have all come together to install over 500 water purification units in the Sarurpur providing clean drinking water to over 3,000 people! These water filters are free and installed for the poorest families while those who could afford it, paid a nominal fee. Clean water is now accessable and the reduction of the stomach-related illnesses for example, and will contribute to an overall healthier community.

Like the previous Maya’s Dream Celebrations, 2017 it will be a memorable and inspiring evening. There will be a reception and Indian buffet dinner, a silent auction, and multi-cultural entertainment as well as an update on more of the Hospital’s successes over the past year. As CHILD Foundation’s principal fundraiser, this single Event pays for the lion’s share of Hospital operations each year and provides health care services to ~20,000 women, children and their families.

Please join us, Friday, September 29th, for the 5th Annual Maya’s Dream Celebration in support of the Maya Devi Hospital, at 6:30 pm located at Magnolia Banquet Hall, 5075 Falconridge Blvd. N.E., (main intersection 47 Street NE and 50 Avenue NE) Calgary, Alberta. With each $100 ticket, a tax deductible receipt for $60 will be issued.

For tickets, please RSVP directly to Bob Taylor at rwbobtaylor@shaw.ca or call him directly at 403-614-3154.

Looking forward to celebrating with you at this noble cause

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