Press Release: Africa Unite for Haiti 2011
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release: Africa Unite for Haiti 2011
For Immediate Release Dr. Muri Raifu & Ms. Busie Matsiko-Andan Present “Africa Unite For Haiti” A Sophisticated Soiree of New York Elites Raising Funds to Support HaitiNew York, NY – June 6, 2011 - Dr. Muri Raifu & Ms. Busie Matsiko-Andan announcedtoday that they will host a chic soiree on June 23, 2011 from 6-10 PM at the SunroofTerrace, 217 East 96th Street, New York, NY to raise funds for the Global Syndicateand its Haiti Project.The hosts for the evening are New York Neurosurgeon, Dr. Muri Raifu and Ms.Busie Matsiko-Andan, founder of Pont Global. Both are delighted to be working on this event together, and to helpraise funds for Haiti, a country they both admire, not only for its rich history, but also for the courageand solidarity of its people. With their African heritage and western experiences, having beeneducated in the west and influenced by both worlds, they feel a deep connection with the Haitianpeople. They are well known in various New York circles and have organized this fundraiser to bringtogether the African Diaspora community, businesses involved with Africa, friends of Africa andwell-wishers to support Haiti.After the January 12th earthquake last year in Haiti, when more than one million people were lefthomeless and more than 250,000 perished, a plethora of people wanted to assist due to all the mediacoverage. Now, a plethora of people have forgotten about Haiti. This cocktail soiree offers NewYorkers an opportunity to show its continued support for the challenges facing Haiti currently.“My burning desire to affect people’s lives both individually and collectively is what sustained methrough the years. The challenges that people in the developing world face is dear to my heart asI spent much of my early life with the same challenges. This event gives me a chance to give backand play my small part in the rebuilding process in HAITI,” said Dr. Muri Raifu .
-Continued on page 2-Ms. Matsiko-Andan shares similar sentiment, she said, “This is the duty of our generation, tocelebrate our kinship with other nations including Haiti. We must increase our awareness of thepeople, culture and issues that affect others as we strive toward global solidarity. This event is notjust about Africans helping Haitians but Africans helping their fellow man.”This festive evening sponsored by Voss, Madiba Restaurant, Diversity Affluence, Africa.com,Stellekaya, Pont Global, Yerba Buena, Africa Starr Rum, Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery & Grill,Adiree PR, Poise and Perfection Events, Face 2 Face Africa, and produced by Pont Global with Poiseand Perfection Events- will celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa and the Caribbean. VIPTickets are $150 per person and Limited General Tickets are $75 per person and can bepurchased here or by calling 917-620-6780. Proceeds will benefit The Global Syndicate and itsHaiti Project.The Global Syndicate, a 501(c)(3) organization, is an expansive collection of friends and businessassociates located across the world with a shared vision and concerted passion to impact issues thatplague humanity. http://theglobalsyndicate.org/aboutus.htmThe Haiti Project is a nationwide fundraising and awareness campaign that provides IMMEDIATElifesaving and SUSTAINABLE life-enriching services to the people of Haiti. Led by The GlobalSyndicate, this collaborative effort brings together celebrities, politicians and donors for a series ofevents throughout the year. Proceeds from these events and accompanying initiatives directly supportthese nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving Haiti’s future including: ProjectMedishare/Global Institute, Ciné Institute Edeyo and Hollywood Unites for Haiti.For Media Inquires:Paula Naggaga for Pont Global646-492-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Tickets:Pont Global 917-620-6780 or email@example.comFor Sponsorship InquiriesAnnette Davidson for Poise & Perfection Events973-342-0099 or Annette@poiseandperfection.com Page 2 of 2