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La Vie en Rose: The 10th Annual Friends of FEMAP International Gala (a Paso del Norte Challenge Fund Event)- Drew More than 1000 Guests

  Monday, 19 Oct 2015

FEMAP hosted La Vie en Rose: the 10th Annual Friends of FEMAP International Gala (a Paso del Norte Challenge Fund Event) on October 2, 2015.  Since 2006, the event has become one of the largest bi-national fundraisers in the El Paso/Cd. Juarez region. This is due in large part to the support we have from our friends, citizens and companies, from both sides of the border.                          

As of today, we have raised $247,735 between both Juarez and El Paso. As a Paso del Norte Challenge Fund, we may raise an additional $75,000. Which would total $322,735

This year we had an attendance of more than 1,000 guests from both Cd Juarez and El Paso as well as friends from Chihuahua and Dallas. The Sargent Major Academy were along our guests, because of them we also had guests from Australia, Germany and other parts of the world.

Proceeds from the Fundraiser go to:

1. Scholarships to the FEMAP school of nursing (for students who cannot afford the modest $43 a month tuition);
2. Underwrite the mobile medical unit which takes medical care to families living in marginalized Colonias in the municipality of Cd Juarez;
3. Children and youth programs such as ValorARTE. (FEMAP works with more than 8,000 children on - after school programs and other); and
4. A source of unrestricted funds for the FEMAP Foundation so we can continue our work.