[Womoz] Lyon Martin Health Services - Fundraising request/proposal

Atul Varma avarma at mozilla.com
Thu Oct 13 22:31:55 CEST 2011

Ugh. Sorry, didn't mean to reply to the list there.

On Thu Oct 13 13:30:40 2011, Atul Varma wrote:
> It's not much, but I can put $20 in...
> On Thu Oct 13 11:22:29 2011, Lukas Blakk wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> This 'ask' is close to my heart as this is my own health clinic as 
>> well as the clinic that serves a very under-served population in San 
>> Francisco. Here's a little snippet about the clinic
>> /Lyon-Martin Health Services (LMHS) began as the only clinic in
>> the world specifically for lesbians. LMHS has a 30-year history of
>> providing culturally competent healthcare in a sensitive and
>> caring environment. The clinic has evolved to now serve a unique
>> blend of underserved women, lesbians, and transgender patients.
>> LMHS is a nationally recognized model for serving these
>> communities and provides training for healthcare professionals and
>> to other community clinics.
>> /
>> Recently Lyon Martin was on the verge of closure because of financial 
>> burdens and they have managed, through intensive community 
>> fundraising in SF, to come back from the risk of extinction. However 
>> the fundraising efforts must continue and recently my friend Pike, 
>> who is on the board at Lyon Martin approached me to find out if 
>> Mozilla could get involved as a sponsor for an upcoming fundraising 
>> event.
>> While I don't think that the clinic or the event line up with 
>> Mozilla's mission I do think that maybe the clinic's goals and good 
>> work line up with some of our personal and political interests - 
>> supporting women's well-being and providing health care to 
>> under-served populations.
>> I am proposing gathering up donations from any Mozillians who are 
>> interested and presenting that to Pike, and Lyon Martin, on behalf of 
>> Mozillians instead of on behalf of Mozilla itself.
>> I'm attaching the information I have about the fundraising request 
>> and if you're interested in donating as part of a group of Mozillians 
>> please let me know right away. I'd like to have a completed group 
>> donation by the end of next week to send off to the organization.
>> Cheers,
>> Lukas
>> This body part will be downloaded on demand.
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