CNIS would like to thank the Carrasco family and the Rotary Club of White Rock for their generous donation of $8,000 towards CNIS work in East Africa, particularly Uganda. The donation was made possible by a special gift from Val and Milton Carrasco of Richmond, British Columbia. Originally from Uganda, Val and Milton told the Rotary Past President Frank Sequeira that they were looking for a way to give back to their native country. Frank suggested CNIS, who has been sharing life-saving surgical and obstetrical skills with Ugandan health personnel for the past 14 years.
The check was presented to CNIS president Phil Hassen at a March Rotary club meeting, who thanked the club and the Carrrasco family on behalf of CNIS. The Rotary Club of White Rock President Derek Lucas informed that this was the biggest individual donation ever to be presented to the club.
CNIS is very grateful for the support of the Rotary Club of White Rock for the past 4 years and hope that the club will continue to support our effort in bringing safer surgery, obstetrics and communities to Africa.