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Nov 18, 2017 Written by  Mustapha B. Mugisa

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Let us run the race that is before us.

Come 2nd December 2017, the 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Charity Run will happen again at Mbuya. Are you prepared to run the race to save a life? I sit on the Board of Reach Out Mbuya. I must tell you as a Parishioner that we need your partnership. Lots of things have happened that have changed the international donor landscape.

First it was the European immigration crisis. The focus has been on protecting the boarders and finding alternative havens for refugees to reduce pressure on the European soils. Next has been the ever increasing scale of natural disasters. United States, one of the top donors on earth, has been among the most hit. Then International Terrorism. And recently, the America first Trump Era. The list is endless. What is apparent is that changes in the US administration has had implications in funding budget for reproductive health and multi-lateral funding. The future of sustainable resource mobilization is diversification of revenue sources with a bias on donor resource generation.

Community funding initiatives like health runs, are critical. ROM spends a lot of money to organize a run. We need your sponsorship and participation to recover the costs as well as make a surplus to support our clients.

The good news is when you run, you save a life as you save yours. The 21st disease challenge is non-communicable diseases. Diseases like high blood pressure. Diabetes. Low blood pressure are on the rise. If you eat more than you work out, you have high chances of catching them. Heightened physical exercise is one of the most common recommendations you will get anywhere from any doctor. And that is the best preventative strategy.

The best time to start is now. ROM is located next to the Church. How many of you reading this have visited us to see what we do? Presently, we support so many HIV/AIDS infected and affected people using one of the leading holistic models of care. Our strategy 2018 plans to extend our services to none-communicable diseases as well since some of the patients come with the conditions.

The annual health run on 2nd December 2017 will help us face 2018 with confidence of your support. We need to raise at least Ugx. 300m and time is running really fast. I appeal to all Christians reading this to invite at least 10 people – your relatives and friends, colleagues and supervisors at your place of work. If they cannot find the time, let them find Ugx. 100,000. Such will entitle each one of them a ROM membership card and a spot on our ROM wall of community donors. It is such sacrifices that will help us deliver essential services to those most in need. In case you don’t want the membership card, get tickets from the Parish Priest and sell to your colleagues. We appreciate your contribution in advance.

I look forward to running the marathon alongside you.

 

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