Okap Cheri (My Beloved Cap-Haitien), a fundraiser by Vil Okap and Konbit Sante for Justinien University Hospital, has been extended through October to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Henri Christophe, one of Haiti’s founding fathers.
Too often, media reports from Haiti only focus on the negative aspects. Okap Cheri promotes the positive aspects while raising money for emergency care at JUH, such as backup oxygen generators, pharmaceuticals for at-risk patients, and funds for technicians who repair medical equipment.
“Home is where your story begins, and as children of Cap-Haitien, our story begins at the Justinien University Hospital,” said Angie Bell of Vil Okap. “Our duty is to give this city all the love and support we can to make sure it stands strong in memory of our late King Henry (Christophe). As a team, we are starting with supporting the largest public hospital where most of us were born. It’s time to give back what this city has given to us as children of Okap.”
Supporters can participate in Okap Cheri in a number of ways:
Vil Okap is a promotional platform created to promote the city of Cap-Haitien. The team approached Konbit Sante with the idea of participating in a fundraiser that would benefit JUH, and we happily agreed.
“We are pleased and privileged to be partnering with so many people who not only want to promote and celebrate their home city, but are also using it as an opportunity to support their local health system and, through that, their community,” said Konbit Sante Executive Director Nate Nickerson.