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The Smile Foundation is supporting Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital during this devastating fire tragedy.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (23 April 2021) – The Smile Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to help Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) following the devastation left behind from the recent fire that broke out in the hospital.

“We’re calling on all those who are able to assist in doing so with great urgency. All money donated will go to patient support within the hospital and will be earmarked as to what the hospital requires, with direction from the hospital management and the surgeons.”

CMJAH is the birthplace of the organisation which was started by Madiba at the hospital in 2000. The organisation says that they have a historical and emotive connection with this Tertiary Hospital.

“The aftermath of the fire is upsetting for all of us, and we are all doing as much as we can to support in any way. CMJAH is also the epicentre of wellness and health support in Gauteng, and many thousands of lives are reliant on their medical care.

“Smile Foundation has had a 20-year collaboration with Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and we wholeheartedly support them as they navigate through this incredibly challenging time. We have to accept that if we want to effect real change, we have to work together, not just in times of crises but at all times. We value our longstanding partnership with CMJAH. Partnerships exist at all times, through good times and tough times.” says Marc Lubner, Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Smile Foundation.

Smile Foundation will be purchasing medical equipment and other items that CMJAH are in dire need of. The type of equipment required is critical for the survival of patients. We will deal directly with suppliers and receive any goods given in kind to our NGO for CMJAH.

“We call on the public to support this initiative. Funds received for this initiative will be utilized to support patient care within the hospital.”

Donations can be made via https://smilefoundationsa.org/donations/urgent-call-to-the-public/


Sources: Smile Foundation 
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