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.
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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.
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.
BHM is a world class charity that continues to make a big difference in the lives of Burmese people. They get the most bang for their buck. Their transparency and Executive leadership is second to none. All above, they can count on me continuing to make annual donations. BhM Board Member Mike Isherwood is a non profit Subject matter expert is always willing to help other non profits. Recently, he participated in conference call where he provided a series of recommendations for Cross World Africa non-profit.
Burma Humanitarian Mission did outstanding work using the Run for Burma team as a fundraising vehicle. Not only did BHM raise awareness of the need for supporting Burma's transition, but BHM made fundraising easy and provided amazing, personalized support throughout. A great organization worthy of your consideration.
I have been friends with the starting members of this organization for a very long time. I was impressed with their selfless dedication then, and continue to be impressed by it. The fund raising activities as well as the risk they put themselves going under the radar with backpack medics into the country is the stuff that movies are typically made of, but they do it because it's the right thing to do. I myself am not in a position to go to Burma yet, but I help by donating, knowing that my money directly helps the targeted audience and isn't lining someone's pocket. I appreciate their efforts and I know the countless people they've helped in Burma appreciate them also.
Hard working, organized and caring, this group of people are dedicated and resourceful and so hopeful and energetic. They have worked tirelessly towards the cause of the Burma people for so long. I am happy to donate money when I can because of all the organizations and causes, what better one is to give to those in need?
For the disenfranchised and often persecuted people living in villages in Burma, the BHM is one of the only lifelines, providing health care, clothing and educational materials to the people there, training "back pack" medics and literally saving lives. The organization spends donated dollars to do this and I am proud to support with my dollars whenever I can.
This organization has used funding to travel into Burma and bring medication, train medics, provide educational material and clothing to the Karen people who have been disenfranchised by the military junta. They have done this work tirelessly and have now created an education fund in my son, Jeremy's name to provide educational opportunities for Burmese people who can get this wonderful scholarship. I have worked with other charity organizations and this particular organization operates with integrity and with a minimum of our donated dollars going to operations and a maximum going to the people in Burma.
Part of the Run for Burma marathon team. Great organization, easy to work with and focused on important issues. Am so happy to be able to be a part of this great cause!