Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another $460 Raised by Rotarians and Friends in Huntsville, Ontario!

SOLD OUT!  (for now)

It's just astounding!  For the second week in a row I have received amazing news here in Cambodia about the efforts of fellow-Rotarians back home who have rallied to the cause to improve dental health for children in the rural areas of Cambodia.

A Huge Thanks to Rotarian Cathy Jordan of the Rotary Club of Huntsville that has led a campaign that has sold $740 of silk scarves.  Many thanks to everyone that made a purchase.  Countless children in 2 provinces here will now receive vital dental hygiene education from a qualified Cambodian dentist.  Dr. Khom Pisal has fixed 13 of my teeth - I know how qualified she is :-)

A possible few thousand toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste will be purchased with these funds and loaded onto a van and away we go!  Plans are underway now for 2 rural distributions - Koas Krala district in Battambang province and Trapeng Tasome area villages in Takeo district. The first session and distribution will take place in November.

Earlier this year, Dr. Sorin Mitrana of Lackner Woods Family Dentistry, Kitchener donated $225 towards this cause.  He had been to developing countries and had seen first-hand the serious issue of tooth decay in the rural areas.  This can be changed through education.

A huge thanks to Rotarian Bill Rathbun and his wife, Dora for their time to deliver scarves in Muskoka.

Keep your eye on this blogsite for updates through the next 5 months on this continuing project for rural children in Cambodia.

I'll be bring back more beautiful hand-loomed scarves from Cambodia in April.

For more information on this program, please contact me at
All proceeds from the sale of scarves are donated to A Mine Free World Foundation for this dental program. The scarves are temporarily sold out but donations are still welcome :-)

  Your donation can help us reach more children this winter.

A Mine Free World Foundation
906 Fung Place,
Kitchener, ON,
N2A 4M3

Lisa McCoy,
Phnom Penh,

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