Okap Cheri fundraiser extended to October

August 28, 2020

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:

  • Donate and/or set up a personal fundraiser by clicking here and invite others to do the same via your personal social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). You can also donate by texting KONBITSANTE to 71777.
  • Participate in the Okap Cheri Challenge by making a 30-second (or less) video of yourself explaining your connection to Cap-Haitien and what you love about the city, encouraging others to participate in the Challenge, and sharing it to Vil Okap’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/vilokap)
  • Become a sponsor or partner. Email info@konbitsante.org for information.
  • View panel discussions on topics and issues spanning from health care and tourism to the life of Henri Christophe. The panels are streamed live and recorded for later viewing. To view a list of panel discussions, visit Vil Okap’s Facebook page here.

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.

Subscribe to the Konbit Sante Newsletter