I ran the Berlin Marathon this year through Run for Burma, which is part of Burma Humanitarian Mission. I have to say that I had a terrific experience running for this charity. I was originally only looking for a non-profit that didn't have a super high fundraising requirement, but I became a complete believer and advocate over the 4 months of working with them. The cause is absolutely fantastic and if you don't know much about it (I didn't), it's worth looking into.
Mike is your contact point throughout the experience and is quick to respond and help out with anything you need, supporting your training by sending out frequent running articles. Basically everything they promised went exactly as such, which was a total relief-- there can be so much to stress about when it comes to doing an international marathon, but I was fortunate to have this side of things run essentially worry-free. If you're interested in running a marathon and supporting a good cause, I really can't think of a better charity to recommend!
This is the most wonderful organization that I have ever experienced. The job this organization does has touched my heart and my soul forever. Tears drop on my face after reading their amazing stories through their work. I first knew Burma Humanitarian through the Marine Corps Marathon , running for charity. That was the most memorable event in my life. I ran to save people lives. Only 5 dollars, I can save 2 lives , a mom and a newborn soon to be from death from a common treatable disease malaria. I keep on thinking about this and it embedded in my mind as long as I live.
I believed in pay it forward and giving , and I try all my best to share my blessing to these unfortunate people in a promote area in Burma. They don't need anything but saving their love ones from common illnesses.
Please support the organization.
Betty Ann Berger, RN
When seeking an organization to support and make an impact, this is an exceptional choice. The mission and the people who volunteer to help the people of Burma are truly dedicated to what they do and it is inspiring to see. Each gift, no matter the size, can truly make an incredibly big difference in the life of many. It's an organization I personally support and look forward to seeing grow.
Burma Humanitarian Mission has continued to do spectacular work! It's singularly focused on helping the people of Burma with a most fundamental need: medical and health care. The members are selfless, kind and compassionate. They ensure the maximum of their donations get to the people who need them.
I have worked with BHM directly through their annual fun run in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park a few years back, and they have also linked me to one of their partners abroad, Girl Determined in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar). The organization is consistent, transparent and involved in the greater community and in their community of focus. I admire their drive and ability to include all in their ongoing mission, and remain a steady source of support for this cause, community empowerment and education.
I had the opportunity to help at the 5k Run for Refugees event the Burma Humanitarian Mission held in June 2016. Mike, Mary, and Jennifer were fantastic to work with. I look forward to the next event they hold or anything else I can do to help this wonderful cause.
I have been honored to support BHM in efforts along the Thai-Burma border and see first hand the work being done. It is clear that BHM supports great projects that are founded in the philosophy of being truly empowering to their grass-roots partnerships.
I had the opportunity to do an onsite internship with Burma Humanitarian Mission on the Thai/Burma border. We visited many of the organizations BHM partners with and collected stories to create advocacy pieces. It was very clear that BHM's commitment to helping the education and health in the migrant and refugee community had huge, tangible impacts on the lives of people there.
Without Burma Mission, I would never know about the plight of the people of Burma. It's incredible to think what these people endure. The good news is that Burma Mission does wonderful work to train medics and provide tons of medicine to help. It's inspired to think what is done as a result. Truly, young children to older adults are saved.
What an awesome organization! It focuses on providing medicine to one of the most under-served parts fo the world. I was floored to read that 1 in 7 children never make it to their 5th birthday. All because there's no medicine to cure the most basic illnesses and disease. Burma Mission's phenomanl drive helps bring those meds to more than 50,000 people every year. I feel a direct and very real connection t the people they help. They provide a lens for the rest of us to see an area where the media and governments ignore. As tragic as the conditions are in Burma, this organization makes a positive difference.
Burma Humanitarian Mission is committed to the ethnic minorities in Burma. While other iNGOs have shifted their focus inside Burma's urban centers and leaving the conflict zones, BHM remains committed to these areas and people. They continue their support to sustain 14 teams in 2016 -- providing care to more than 32,000 people
Burma Humanitarian Mission continues to provide exceptional support to the people and children of Burma. They and their medics provide the only medical and health care to isolated villages in eastern and northern Burma. The Burma army continues its assault on the Karen, Kachin, Mon, Shan and others -- attacks, seizing land, rape, and killing civilians. In face of these atrocities, the Backpack medics provide the only care. 60% of children's deaths can be prevented with basic medicine. Neo-natal mortality has been reduced by 80% in key areas.
Burma Humanitarian Mission does this support for extraordinarily few dollars. $1 provides 40 doses of basic meds. Incredible!