KBNF 2016 AGM Notice

Dear KBNF Family,

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th. Members can attend in person or by conference call (marjorie.ratel on Skype).

All are welcome to attend. Only paid members are entitled to vote. Payment can be made by mail: 9131 207B Street, Langley, BC V1M 2P5; or online @ www.kbnf.org, via PayPal.

Hope to see you there,

Jocelyne Lapointe, MD
Secretary
Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation


Container Sent! Tetteh Quarshie is getting a Palliative Care Unit!

We are over the moon about our last container shipment which was packed and ready to go February 11th 2016, from our Delta barn. Supplies and equipment to support a Palliative Care Unit are en route for the Tetteh Quarshie region of Ghana, thanks to our donors, sponsors and volunteers.

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We had a wonderful, special time loading from Delta with members of the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Team, Ghanaian Community, Church Communities, Compassionate Resource Warehouse & Diamond Delivery volunteers there to help us through.

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What a blessing!

Want to donate? Lend a hand? Join KBNF!


Celebrating the Life of James Yanzu Ackah

James Yanzu Ackah 1946 – 2015
KBNF Celebrating the life of James Ackah

Dear KBNF family and friends,

Life is precious and ever so much more when a dear member of our family departs.

With sadness, we have learned that James Ackah, a longtime resident of Vancouver and cherished member of the Ghanaian community, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2015.

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James has been a stalwart supporter of KBNF since our first meeting, going back well over a decade.

His desire to support his homeland and the people of West Africa was unswerving.

Each year we could count on James and Beatrice and family actively supporting KBNF while faithfully attending various events, including our Walk for the Bu. Brenda Macleod recalls what a blessing he and his wife were. Walking the track 5 Kilometers in support of KBNF was wholly embraced, come rain or shine.

Walk for the Bu, where James was a constant supporter.

His wife and family write:

“Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on December 27, 2015.

The funeral service for James will take place on January 15th at 10:30 am at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church located at 480 East 47th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. An evening prayer service will be held at the same location on January 14th at 8 pm.

We thank you for your prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (link: KBNF) and the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver.”

Beatrice, Evelyn and Audrey Ackah

Beatrice, Evelyn, and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Loss of a loved one is the most difficult part of life to live. It requires courage and the assurance that while we might not understand the timing, we do know that he is basking in the presence of His Lord.

May you be comforted by knowing that his life and memories are dearly embraced and the legacy that James has built will continue to bestow blessings upon his family, his friends, and his native and present homeland for years to come.

On behalf of the KBNF Board of Directors, family, and friends,
Love,

Marj


6 Days Till Walk for the Bu

Six days from today (that’s October 3rd, dudes), we’re throwing our 5th annual Walk for the Bu 5K Walk/Run/Roll-A-Thon in Bear Creek Park, Surrey, BC. Come by and register in person for 10:00 am and chill with the KBNF Team for the walk at 11:00 am.

Download the Sponsorship Brochure & Get Fundraising!

Stay after your 5k for a barbecue sponsored by Charlie Lee, owner/operator of Walnut Grove’s Marketplace IGA!

Walk for the Bu

Sponsor KBNF President Marj Ratel in her Walk for the Bu by donating today and helping Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation improve the lives of West Africans dealing with medical issues of the brain and spine. Thanks, all!