Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives

5th Annual Boynton Bowling for RHCI

On a hot summer night in August 2017, more than 50 people gathered at Elsie's Bowling in NE Minneapolis to have fun and bowl to support RHCI. With scores ranging from very low to quite respectably high, the bowlers were organized in teams and many wore costumes or uniforms to match.

Best Costume Award

Prizes were given out for highest score team, highest fundraising team, and best costume team. You can see a lot of pictures from the event below.

This year's event raised $3700 which will be used to operate the new Birth Waiting Home and continue the Outreach Motorbike clinics.

Special thanks to the event organizer, Julie Riportella. And thanks to all the enthusiastic bowlers who made the evening  a very special one!

High Score Award

Highest Fundraiser Award

Carol Nelson

Executive Director

Carol Nelson MD is a retired physician from the U of MN Boynton Health Women's Clinic and St. Paul Primary Care Clinic with 38 years of primary care experience. In 2013, 2015 and December 2016-January 2017, she traveled to Tikonko in Sierra Leone. During the recent trip, she facilitated a Helping Babies Breathe training session for the Traditional Birth Attendants in Tikonko Chiefdom. Dr. Nelson is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at the U of MN School of Public Health, with a focus on Global Health.

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