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Project Medishare announces extension of the “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY” campaign

  |   Earthquake Response

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti last week,  Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc., announced a special campaign to raise both funds for and awareness of the crisis in Haiti.  On Saturday, January 16, dozens of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other businesses from Miami to Philadelphia to New York to Los Angeles, donated a portion of that day’s proceeds toward Project Medishare’s relief efforts.  Due to the overwhelming success of the campaign and the vast need for additional funds and resources for Haiti, “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY” will continue for the next three consecutive Saturdays ending on February 6.

Samuel Dalembert, the NBA’s only Haitian‐born player traveled with Project Medishare on Tuesday to his native country in order to see the devastation firsthand  and provide aid. Dalembert is calling upon other restaurants, businesses and patrons to support “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY” through the duration of the campaign.

“Project Medishare’s doctors are doing great work in Haiti under extremely difficult conditions and we need to continue this fundraising campaign in order to support their efforts and hopefully save more lives,” Dalembert said.

Dalembert is joined by a host of other athletes, celebrities and philanthropists who have loaned both their names and resources to “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY”.  They include Maya Angelou, Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Ryan Seacrest, Lenny Kravitz, Romero Britto, Alina & Anthony Shriver, Miguel Cabrera, Chris Paul, Tommy Hilfiger, Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek, Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade ‐ just to name a few.

“SAVE HAITI SATURDAY” organizers are still seeking additional venues from across the country to join the campaign in order to expand its reach and increase its momentum.  Participating venues to date include Philippe, LIV at the Fontainebleau, David’s Café, Monty’s Raw Bar, Casa Tua, STK, Table 31, Downstairs Park City and many other distinguished restaurants and lounges.

Proceeds from “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY” will be used directly to support the activities of Project Medishare, which has been coordinating massive medical outreach, treatment and intervention services under the direction of the organization’s co‐founder, Dr. Barth Green.  As one of the first medical relief teams on the ground following the earthquake, Medishare is working closely with Haitian President Rene Préval to organize medical teams and implement plans to establish much‐needed field hospitals and triage centers in and around the capital city of Port‐au‐Prince.

For more information regarding “SAVE HAITI SATURDAY”, please visit
www.savehaitisaturday.com.