We are grateful, as always, for your support. Currently, IMPACT! is strengthening its network of medical volunteers: these include local radiologists, specialists in orthopedic surgery, and musculoskeletal radiologists. We have been deeply encouraged by the willingness of physicians, both in our Rochester community and elsewhere, to complement their philanthropy by contributing their professional skills. When we begin operating fully in Cox's Bazar, as a diverse team equipped with a variety of much-needed expertises, we will be able to diagnose and manage a variety of acute and chronic diseases of the bones and joints.
In addition, we are looking for corporate sponsors to match the funds raised thus far. We hope that you will continue to show your dedication to this cause and encourage your friends and family members to do the same. We truly believe that the success of IMPACT! - as a novel nonprofit model, as an opportunity for physicians to contribute their skills remotely, and most importantly, as a resource for healthcare in a place that it is desperately needed - will create far-reaching ripples. Thank you for being on our team.
The Synthesis Collaborative
Dear friends and supporters,
Thanks to your incredible support, The Synthesis Collaborative is halfway to reaching its fundraising goal of $50,000 for IMPACT! in Bangladesh. This would provide much-needed diagnostic services to the region of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, but more than that, it would be a innovative platform for radiologists all over the world to volunteer their services. It would be an evolution of the way that we can use technology to improve global health, and we need your generosity and forward thinking to carry us over the finish line.
In the last few months, our biggest updates have come from Cox's Bazar. The hospital, part of the Hope Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, has begun building a new structure to house the diagnostic imaging center. Other funders of their programs have stepped up to take this lead, and we are eager to begin working with them on the ground once we are able to provide a digital x-ray machine. Until then, we are supporting the community by facilitating the work of two talented WALL\THERAPY artists, Herakut and How & Nosm, in Cox's Bazar this summer (recently featured in JUXTAPOZ magazine). Just as with our work in Rochester, we believe that art has the ability to inspire and heal communities.
We are truly grateful for all that you have given, and it has given us the optimism to know that this project is only beginning. We challenge you to show the same optimism today and make an investment in the possibility of global health. If you are interested in attending one of our events, learning more about our progress, or have questions, please feel free to contact us.
The Synthesis Collaborative team
Dear friends,I would like to sincerely thank you for your previous support of The Synthesis Collaborative, and wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season. I hope you find your partnership with The Synthesis Collaborative valuable and worthwhile - although our project to use teleradiology services to is ambitious and will take time, it is heartening to recognize that we stand in solidarity with all of you.
Since our last report, we have begun working with the Rochester-based medical imaging equipment manufacturer Carestream. We hope to install Carestream's equipment, first an x-ray machine, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, within the first quarter of 2015. The parts are in place - what we need now are the financial resources to push us over the edge. With your help, The Synthesis Collaborative can dramatically improve the healthcare and access to healthcare for hundreds in Cox's Bazar - and that's just the beginning. For more information on our methods and partner, the HOPE Foundation for Women and Children, please visit our website, impactrad.org.
Dr. Ian J. Wilson
Co-founder, The Synthesis Collaborative
We write to you now from the end of a wonderfully busy and productive summer. We’ve been able to push forward on the IMPACT! initiatives promised with our last report in addition to having another successful year of WALL\THERAPY. The highlights:
We are confident that these steps will lead to great things for IMPACT! Our co-founder, Dr. Ian J. Wilson, has already committed $10,000 to our current fundraising phase - making our goal of $100,000 to create an inaugural imaging site closer than ever. We hope that you will continue to support and advocate for us as we approach our finish line!
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