Update on Mater Heart Run 2018

Greetings from Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your support during the Mater Heart Run over the years. We cannot adequately express the value you add to our efforts to “touch a child’s heart”.

We are a Catholic Hospital, founded in 1962 by The Sisters of Mercy. The Mater Cardiac Program was started in 1995 to identify and treat children with heart ailments, especially those from poor socio-economic background. To date over 3000 heart procedures have been performed by our cardiac program.  In 2008, the hospital started cardiac outreach camps in various parts of Kenya to screen children for heart ailments and educate the community on Rheumatic fever which leads to acquired heart disease.  This is a preventable condition but could lead to death if ignored. The cardiac camps are part of the hospital’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.  The camps are done at no cost to the community but through fundraising activities.

Last year we held a very successful run and raised a total of Kes.77, 378,475. Together with the support of our partners NHIF and A&K Global we had three very successful cardiac missions with 134 heart surgeries and 206 catheterization procedures done by our local doctors and our partners outside of Kenya. We were also able to hold eight free cardiac outreach camps in various counties through which 14,937 children benefited from free Rheumatic Heart disease screening and health education.

This year’s Run is scheduled for Saturday 26th May 2018 at 7:00am simultaneously in nine (9) different towns namely; Nairobi, Mombasa, Machakos, Mumias, Kisumu, Nyeri, Meru, Eldoret and Nakuru.

A T-shirt will cost Kshs. 1,000, Cap/Hat Kshs. 400 and Wrist band Kshs. 300. Collections or sponsorship can be done directly through any of the following options;

  • Mpesa Paybill No. 400222 Account 283567#Name of the School
  • Mater Heart Run Fund, Citibank N.A., A/C No. 0104715009, Upper Hill Branch
  • Citibank/Mater Hospital Collection, Co-operative Bank of Kenya, A /C No. 0117500007142S, Head Office

We look forward to your positive consideration and continued partnership. For more information please contact us through; 0732163369 or 0719073085

Yours sincerely,