Hoops for Haiti at Xavier Basketball Game Saturday

January 22, 2010

 

If every person gives even just $1, over $10,000 will go to assist in Haitian relief and rebuilding.
 
That is the message to fans attending the Xavier University men's basketball game versus Rhode Island this Saturday, January 23. They will have an opportunity to donate to Haitian relief efforts before and during the game, which begins at 6:00 pm.
 
ALL proceeds will benefit Partners in Health, an organization that provides Haitians with health care services. PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. We urgently need your support to help those affected by the recent earthquake. Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities we serve.
 
Xavier students are familiar with PIH, because the common reading book for the class of 2012 was Mountains Beyond Mountains by PIH founder Paul Farmer. Student Daniel Francis, who read the book as an incoming freshman, came up with the idea to support the group which has worked so successfully in Haiti for so long.
 
Annual reports and financials, as well as more information about PIH, can be found at