“Doctors Without Borders” Blogathon

Michael Clair, the man behind the prodigious “Old Time Family Baseball” site, is having his third annual blogathon to raise funds for “Doctors Without Borders” this weekend.  Michael has been blogging every 30 minutes today, before turning it over to guest bloggers (including yours truly, tentatively at 4PM Eastern) on Sunday.

You haven’t heard about “Doctors Without Borders”?  Here’s a brief bio, from their site:

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

I personally have donated numerous times to this worthwhile organization, and I urge you, if you like anything of what you read on “Old Time Family Baseball” this weekend (and even if you don’t), please consider making a donation through Michael’s “FirstGiving” site.  Every donation, no matter how small, makes you eligible for some cool prizes.  But more importantly, you’ll be helping those in need get the medical care they deserve.


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