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Patcha Foundation announces the 2016 recipients of their prestigious awards
Dr. Joxel Garcia & Krishnan Suthanthiran
to receive Power of One Award
Sylvie Bello & Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu
to receive Youth Advocacy Award
Others will receive CASEC Catalyst Award
Laurel MD, October 29, 2016
The Patcha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-for profit Organization, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 CASEC awards to be presented during the 5th Annual CASEC Awards Event Fundraising Gala.  The event will take place at the Homewood Suites Columbia Laurel. 

The Awards Event & Gala, organized by the Patcha Foundation for Saturday October 29 2016, will be an opportunity to recognize those that have contributed directly or indirectly to the Cancer Awareness & prevention, Screening, Early detection and Care (CASEC) initiatives as we celebrate 5 years of CASEC. The foundation will also launch it's new eMED telemedicine program and present a report on the CASEC Medical Mission that took place in Bana / Banka, Bangangte / Bangoulap Cameroon in June 2016 where over 5000 people were served. The Patcha Foundation will conclude the glamorous evening's activities by revealing the locations for the 2017 Medical Mission.
During the event, Dr. Joxel Garcia and Mr. Krishnan Suthanthiran will each receive the "Power of One Award" that recognizes the unfathomable power of one individual or group to impact tangible change in the health of whole communities through determination and the will to serve.

Sylvie Bello and Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu are the 2016 recipients of the "Youth Advocacy Award" that recognizes a young individual who stands out as a voice for a new generation and who is using their platform to empower youth to address health care and other socio-cultural issues.

Others, including royal highnesses His Majesty Sylvestre Sikam Happi V of Bana, and His Majesty Yonkeu Jean-Marie of Bangoulap, will receive the "CASEC Catalyst Award" for inspiring positive health change in their communities and beyond.  Both of these leaders were major sponsors of the 2016 medical mission.  In 4 years, the Patcha Foundation medical missions program has provided care to over 17000 people.   
We invite you to come and meet and greet all award winners who make us all proud. 
DO NOT MISS this event!!!

About The Michael & Mauritia Patcha Foundation
The Patcha Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Burtonsville, Maryland in the United States, working with immigrants in the DMV and in limited-resource settings in Africa to reduce the impact of cancer on African communities in the diaspora and on the continent. Our mission is to contribute effectively and efficiently to the improvement of the community’s health, focusing on cancer Awareness, Screening, Early detection and Care (CASEC). Our services are funded mostly through public support.
Our foundation is rooted in the belief that the community's needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and to being the brand of care that makes a difference. We believe that good health is central to efficient and good living. Our vision is simply a world without cancer! 

Dr. Joxel Garcia
Power of One

Executive director of MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program's cancer prevention and control platform. More...

Krishnan Suthanthiran
Power of One

Founder and President of TeamBest Companies, Best Cure Foundation and Kitsault Energy. More...

Sylvie Bello
Youth Advocacy

Founder/CEO of the Cameroon American Council, CAC. More...

Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu
Youth Advocacy
Global Youth Ambassador for a World at School & advocate for gender equality. More...
Come by 9:00 PM for a chance to win the early bird raffle.
Auction Items: Ranch Mink Full Fur Coat (valued at $3000) - Bids start at $500
             Pair of African Butterfly Wall Picture (valued at $300) - Bids start at $75
Go here to bid.  You may also bid at the gala.  Attendance not required to win.

Buy Raffle Tickets Now to Win Round Trip Airfare for USA-Cameroon

Brussels Airlines has donated a round trip air ticket between Cameroon and the USA.  Drawing will be on the night of the gala. $30 for 1 chance, $50 for 2 chances, $75 for 5 chances, $100 for 8 chances.   For tickets, go to

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