Kupona’s Fifth Annual Golf Outing Raises Over $25,000 for mothers and newborns in Tanzania
We know we have the most dedicated team of supporters when not even an impending hurricane can keep them away.
This past Thursday, October 1st, as Hurricane Joaquin gathered strength off the East Coast, a determined group of supporters and volunteers joined us at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, NY for our Fifth Annual Golf Outing. Despite drizzly weather, the players enjoyed 18 holes on a pristine golf course, expert one-on-one putting instruction by golf pro, Danie Steyn, and a relaxing evening of cocktails and dinner.
During the event, golfers heard an update from Dr. Sierra Washington, our Senior Technical Advisor in Maternal and Newborn Healthcare, who has been seconded to work at CCBRT in Tanzania. Proceeds from Thursday’s outing will support Dr. Washington as she provides safe C-Sections and obstetric care for women in Dar es Salaam, trains frontline healthcare workers to provide high quality care, and supports CCBRT as they plan to open the Maternity and Newborn Hospital in 2017. With the $25,000 raised last week, Dr. Washington can conduct 27 safe C-Sections, 72 safe deliveries, and train 9 healthcare workers, ensuring the skills and techniques needed to save lives are embedded in the Tanzanian healthcare system for generations.
We would like to extend our gratitude to: our tee sponsors Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown, Cravath Swaine & Moore, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, donors of our Silent Auction prizes, Ruta Maya Coffee and Allagash Brewering Co. for their donations, and our golfers, dinner guests, volunteers, and donors. Thank you from the entire team at Kupona for making this another successful year!