Check out the above video about the Miami Heat in Haiti. Two weeks ago, Alonzo Mourning returned to Haiti with Tim Hardaway and Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra. The team visited Project Medishare’s field hospital as well as Bernard Mevs hospital, where Project Medishare’s trauma and rehabilitation hospital moved.Mourning has been a supporter of Haiti and Project Medishare’s relief and recovery efforts since the January 12 earthquake.
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Yesterday, Alonzo Mourning and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat, Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies, and several representatives from Target were among those joining a new batch of volunteer relief workers going to Haiti to work with Project Medishare.
The group toured the tent hospital, helped distribute items to families including Shelter Box tents. The Shelter Box donation was an additional one from the 10 tents that were donated to those who participated in the Cisco Teleconferencing Project.
After the distribution, the group visited Bernard Mevs hospital in order to see the permanent structure where Project Medishare will operate starting today.
Earlier in the week during an interview on 790 The Ticket, Mourning spoke about the important work Project Medishare is doing in Haiti. The Miami Heat legend has been a huge supporter of Project Medishare’s efforts since the January earthquake. To listen to Mourning’s interview on The Ticket click here.
Posted in Earthquake, Events, Friends of Project Medishare, Uncategorized, tagged Alonzo Mourning, Aventura, Bogosse, Bogosse Limited Edition collection, Dadeland, Dallas Galleria, earthquake relief, fundraise for earthquake relief in Haiti, L'Union Fait La Force Limited Edition, L’Union Fait La Force, May 8 fundraiser, Nordstrom, Project Medishare on May 7, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
By Jennifer Browning
In case you missed them at Dadeland Mall two weeks ago, Haitian-born Bogosse founders Patrick and Fabrice Tardieu will be attending a special appearance event at Nordstrom Aventura tomorrow, May 8, between 1-5 p.m. While there, they will be featuring their Limited Edition Collection, L’Union Fait La Force. Bogosse is donating 50 percent of the proceeds to Project Medishare.
We have been told there is a chance that Project Medishare supporter, and former Miami HEAT basketball player, Alonzo Mourning will make an appearance as well.
This collection, which debuted earlier this month at the Nordstrom Galleria in Dallas is very special to the Patrick and Fabrice. Tomorrow you can meet the men behind the label who are hosting an in-store Nordstrom public appearance to launch the line and to promote their relief initiative with Project Medishare, whose ongoing partnership with Bogosse will help both organizations stand by and support the people of Haiti.
Only 600 shirts have been made in eight different styles; 75 shirts per style. The inside labels of the back collar boast the colors of the Haitian flag. The line will be carried in three locations: Nordstrom Galleria, Dallas; Aventura, Miami; and Dadeland Mall, Miami.
You can see this beautifully detailed Limited Edition collection along with Fabrice and Patrick at Nordstrom in the Aventura Mall tomorrow, May 8.
Click here to see images from their debut of L’Union Fait La Force at Nordstrom Galleria, Dallas.
Posted in Earthquake, Events, Friends of Project Medishare, tagged Alonzo Mourning, Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti, Legends of the Year Award, NBA supporters of Haiti, Project Medishare on February 14, 2010 | 2 Comments »
By Jennifer Browning
DALLAS, Texas–A modest Alonzo Mourning received the Legend of the Year Award for his service to others this morning at the NBA Legends Brunch. Mourning was awarded for his work in his community as well as his work with Project Medishare in Haiti.
Mourning said he felt odd receiving an award for something he feels everyone should do every day.
“We all got where we are today because of someone else,” Mourning said.”Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, Mohamed Ali-who I greatly respect-once said. And I truly believe that.”
The former Miami Heat star also quoted Ghandi saying that it was important that we follow Ghandi’s words to be the change we see in the world.
“If we all did,” Mourning said, “the world would truly be a much better place than it is today.”
Mourning arrived in Haiti two days after the January 12 earthquake to assist Project Medishare and UM Global Institute volunteers who had been working in a makeshift trauma unit. Project Medishare and the UM Global Institute had the first trauma team on the ground Wednesday morning after the quake.
Mourning has been to Haiti three times now to work with Project Medishare and the UM Global Institute. He along with Dwyane Wade created the Althletes Relief Fund for Haiti where the proceeds will go toward Project Medishare’s continuing relief efforts on the ground in Haiti. Currently, the Athlete’s Relief Fund for Haiti has raised $1 million .
If you would like to donate to the Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti, click here. If you would like to directly donate to Project Medishare’s earthquake relief efforts, click here to donate today.
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By Jennifer Browning
On and off the court Project Medishare/UM Global Institute and the people of Haiti have received an outpouring of support from the athletic community.
After reaching Project Medishare Co-Founder, Dr. Arthur Fournier, former Miami Heat Alonzo Mourning flew down to Haiti three days after the quake. Mourning told Fournier that he was willing to do whatever he could, even manual labor.
Upon Mourning’s return he announced through AM Charities that he plans to raise $1 million and match that amount to help Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s medical relief efforts in Port-au-Prince. He began working with a Miami party-planning company to donate four large air conditioned tents to provide Project Medishare/UM Global Institute their own makeshift hospital which included a surgical room. Two days later, Mourning gathered ’76ers Samuel Dalembert and ESPN analyst Desmond Howard to join him to return to Haiti to volunteer once more and help the set up of the new trauma clinic.
A tearful Samuel Dalembert told news reporters how difficult it was for him to see “children without parents, wandering in desperation.” It the children that Dalembert seems to reach out towards the most. The Haitian-born basketball player has donated over $100,000 to relief efforts in Haiti. He has been a long time supporter of Project Medishare and UNICEF.
Upon their return to Miami, Dalembert and Mourning escorted a young boy to his new family in Arizona. Evens Paul was in the process of being adopted, but his official paperwork disappeared underneath the rubble after the earthquake. Evens Paul’s adopted parents, The Gorackes were working with their adoption agency, and worked out a plan to bring Evens Paul home–but the couple couldn’t get to Haiti fast enough. The young boy was picked up by Mourning and Dalembert who saw to it that Evens Paul’s paperwork was taken care of at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. After landing in Miami, Mourning and Dalembert waited with the boy in customs until his new father, Jason Gorackes, arrived.
Mourning’s former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade are trying to recruit other pro athletes in an effort to raise funds for the recovery.
In a statement first released to The Associated Press, Mourning said he is confident athletes can “make a difference” for those affected by the earthquake and its aftershocks. He and Wade are calling their philantrophic efforts the “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti.” All proceeds go to fund Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s medical relief efforts in Haiti.
Miami Heat’s broadcaster’s and some of the player’s sported green wristband’s at Saturday night’s game showing their support for Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s medical relief efforts in Haiti.
Welterweight titleholder Andre Berto withdrew last week from his scheduled
unification fight with Shane Mosley on Jan. 30 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Born to Haitian parents, Berto said he knows that boxing won’t wait for him, but that right now family comes first.
“Some things are bigger than what you do in your professional life and career,” Berto told the Examiner. “You see things happen to your family and a country you’ve tried to help inspire and it takes a toll on you.”
Eight of Andre’s relatives died in the earthquake after a home filled with his mother’s family, siblings and cousins, collapsed. Andre’s half-sister, Naomi, who wasn’t heard from for two days, is now living on the streets with his six-year-old niece, Jessica, because their home was destroyed. If Naomi and Jessica had not decided to take a walk shortly before the earthquake, their fate could have been similar.
Berto headed Haiti last week with Project Medishare/UM Global Institute, sporting “Team Berto” t-shirts.
Detroit Tiger’s Miguel Cabrera pledged $90,000 to Project Medishare/UM Global Institute and his team is pledging an additional $10,000 to contribute toward the earthquake relief efforts.
With the assistance of such star athletes, Project Medishare/UM Global Institute has a better chance in getting Haiti ready for her next big game. No one is naive about the challenge ahead. This is the first quarter of the big match. Round one in the fight. With such support from athletes, corporations, partnering universities, organizations and individuals alike, Haiti has hope for rebuilding into a stronger, better place.
Continue to help Project Medishare/UM Global Institute stay strong in helping Haiti work her way back. Click here to support Project Medishare/UM Global Institute’s continued relief efforts in Port-au-Prince.
By Jennifer Browning
Saturday, we told you about Dr. Barth Green and Alonzo Mourning sending an injured child to Miami for further treatment. The Project Medishare/UM Global Institute team named her Baby Jean.
She was found in the rubble four days after the 7.0 earthquake and brought to the hospital at UN Headquarters located at the Port-au-Prince airport. The infant had broken ribs which requires doctors to intubate, but under current circumstances doctors have no way to intubate the child in order to keep her on a respirator. Baby Jean was taken to Miami so that she could receive proper treatment.
You can learn more about what is going on with the University of Miami doctors volunteering in Haiti here on NBC Miami.