Challenge Fund

Challenge Fund 2017-12-02T18:56:41+00:00

Your gift of $100 will allow 50 babies to see a doctor for the first time, thanks to the Balassone Memorial Challenge Fund.

Your gift also allows new mothers to give birth with trained medical professionals assisting them. We safely deliver 20-25 babies at each camp.

Jim Balassone Memorial Challenge Fund

Bulamu is changing the model for delivering healthcare to the families of rural Uganda. Bulamu co-founder Jim Balassone passed away in May 2017, but a small group of his friends have honored his memory by committing $125,000 to match on a dollar-for-dollar basis all donations received between now and December 31, 2018. Your tax deductible gift today will have double the impact! Because our cost per patient treated is now only $4, this means:

  • Your gift of $100 will allow 50 patients to be treated, many of them children who will be seeing a doctor for the first time.
  • Your gift of $1,000 will allow 500 patients to be treated.

When the Challenge Fund has been matched, the resulting $250,000 will cover the cost of all six camps planned for 2018 plus operation of the Bulamu Cancer Clinic in Mbarara. It will allow us to achieve our plan of treating 61,000 patients in 2018.

Thank you for your support!

Note: Gifts to Bulamu are tax deductible under U.S. law. Tax ID#: 47-4196766

To learn about donation options, go to: Different Ways to Give.