LOS ANGELES—The The Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) will host a photography fundraiser on Friday, June 12 at the A&I Photography Gallery in Hollywood to raise funds for a primary care clinic in Armenia. The exhibition entitled “A Journey to Armenia” will feature the works of renowned photographers, Sara Anjargolian, Vahe D’Ala, and Sevag Vrej. In addition, noted Armenian actor, Ken Davitian (Borat, ER, Ghost Whisperer) will also be attending the function in support of the cause.
A private champagne reception for sponsors and artists will take place from 7:00-8:00PM. The photography exhibition will follow from 8:00-10:00PM and will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Pre-event tickets can be purchased at www.itsmyseat.com for $25. Tickets sold at the event will cost $30.
To provide a comprehensive and holistic approach, the RMF-Armenia project will focus on four components — to renovate the established medical clinic; to provide basic medical supplies and pharmaceuticals; to train health care staff; and to implement community health education programs — that will help to increase local capacity and establish a sustainable medical program.
The Los Angeles-based, Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) is a registered 501(c)(3) humanitarian charity that provides people around the globe with aid during emergency situations as well as on-going relief in areas affected by disaster and poverty. The foundation was founded in May 2005 by Dr. Martina Fuchs as a result of her experience helping children and families in Sri Lanka following the nation’s catastrophic 2004 tsunami. Dr. Fuchs was inspired to create an organization that would provide long-term and sustained medical, emotional, economic and social support.
By using a personal approach, Real Medicine has been able to form partnerships with individuals, doctors and existing organizations throughout the world to create and implement effective solutions that will improve the lives of people and communities in need. Currently, the Real Medicine Foundation has projects in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar/Burma, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Peru, and the US. Later this year, the organization will be establishing mobile clinics in Mozambique to provide medical care to children and their families who are too poor and who live in areas too remote to reach hospitals or doctors. Currently, RMF’s support reaches a target population in excess of 1.5 million people on a daily basis. For more information about the Real Medicine Foundation, please visit www.realmedicinefoundation.org.