The Kenya Defence Forces fraternity today, 3rd June 2023 joined thousands of Kenyans at Ulinzi Sports Complex – Lang’ata for this year’s Mater Heart Run initiative in Nairobi.
The Hospital having realized that a large majority, many of whom children, had no recourse to quality medicare and were destined to sickly life established the initiative aimed at raising funds to help children from under privileged families access Heart Cardiac treatment.
Dr. Mary Ngui, Mater Hospital CEO, noted that this year edition seeks to raise Ksh 120 million to enable the Hospital carry out 150 heart procedures namely, surgeries, Cardiac Catheterization, prophylaxis, promoting awareness campaigns and training of staff assisting the patients.
She further observed that there have been numerous successful stories since the advent of the initiative with children fitted in the program recording tremendous treatment.
The amounts raised from across ten counties in country will cater for medical expenses of about 200 vulnerable children currently cueing for surgeries in the hospital.