BY Sandra Appiah, 12:00am July 17, 2011,


600 Young NYC Philanthropists Promote Healthcare in Africa


WHEN: Monday evening, July 18th, 2010 – Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

YOUNG LEADERS EVENT TO HELP SAVE LIVES IN TANZANIAJoin us as over 600 young New Yorkers mix and mingle as the sun sets on the Hudson from a “Miami-esque” open, rooftop garden lounge. The night features a two-hour open bar sponsored by Patron Spirits (Patron Tequila, Ultimat Vodka & Pyrat Rum), featuring refreshing Patron Popsicles and beats by DJ Marc Pierce. 

WHERE: Hudson Terrace – 621 West 46th Street (near 10th Avenue)

WHO: The Touch Foundation is dedicated to addressing the global health care crisis, one health care worker at a time by bringing these workers and healthcare services to the sickest people in rural sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Touch Foundation works in Tanzania, a stable democracy that has a strong relationship with the U.S. and a demonstrated commitment to poverty alleviation. By training doctors, nurses, and health care workers, and by working hand-in-hand with the Tanzanian government to restructure the country’s health care system, The Touch Foundation aims to create a model for reform that can inform and inspire similar efforts throughout the developing world.  Touch has trained hundreds of healthcare workers thus far, and is now working to ensure these professionals are treating the patients in the remote rural areas where the greatest needs exist. 

WHY: Proceeds from the evening will support our work training doctors, nurses and other health care workers in Tanzania. These students are vital to improving health care in Tanzania and will go on to save thousands of lives during their medical careers. 

In NYC there is 1 doctor for every 300 people

In Tanzania, there is 1 doctor for every 30,000

We’ve all seen a doctor; the rest of the world deserves the same. 

OTHER: Tickets:

CONTACT: Heather Prince, Touch Foundation, 212.351.0707 or

            Mary Ortega, for Touch Foundation, 610.505.7514 or

Last Edited by: Updated: September 15, 2018


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