B’Elanna has been an amazing and integral part of our community, serving tirelessly in caring for everyone she comes into contact with. With her infectious smile and overflowing love, she has given everything she can to bless everyone else, but sadly she has been unable to continue her university studies due to her family falling on financial difficulties. Now it’s our turn to come around and support her in her time of need. Our goal is to raise the final tuition fees for her last 2 years of university so she can finish what she started.
Scientific Exploration Society is a UK based charity (No 267410) that leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Our focus today is on supporting young explorers through our Explorer Awards programme, building a community of like-minded individuals through the Society’s membership, offering regular explorer talks and opportunities to go on expedition and helping to tackle the bigger issues by supporting projects such as Emily Penn’s eXXpedition and its quest to rid the world of plastic. We have an excellent Honorary Advisory Board, which includes Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Rosie Stancer, Pen Hadow, Ben Fogle, Bear Grylls, Levison Wood, Sean Hotung and Dr Mary Jean Reimer. Without its support, and that of our Trustees, part-time staff and volunteers, the SES would struggle to do all that it does.
Fai plans to run across the world in 5 years. Destination includes Taiwan (1,400km with 2x climb to Wu Lan @3,275m altitude), Canada (The Great Trail - 20,000km), Japan (Live in a country speaks less familiar language), US (14ers & Appalachian Trail) & Europe (Sweden's 5 longest trails). Fai always challenge himself, and also encourages everyone to run outside comfort zone. His aim is to build a stronger community and help everyone to fulfill their potential. Wong Ho Fai Vegan Ultra Endurance Athlete Ran 50+ ultras around the world 2018 EP1CMAN Hawaii 300miles Endurance Run 2019 HK 4 Trails Ultra Challenge
To celebrate Baxter’s 35th anniversary, we are launching a #TakeYourToxins campaign - which will start on April 11th! Healthy kidneys filter and remove excess fluid and toxins from blood and turn it into urine. Kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease and happens when kidneys operates at less than 5-10% of normal function and dangerous toxins build up in the bloodstream. At this stage, the patient can only survive with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Yet every day, we take for granted that our kidneys are silently working to rid our body of toxins while patients with kidney failure do not enjoy the same freedom. This campaign aims to highlight the issue of kidney failure by comparing our daily trash disposal with the toxins that patients carry in their bodies until they undergo daily treatment at night. Before Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) treatments, many patients had to carry a solution bag and needed four or more dialysis exchanges a day. A group of Baxter employees will initiate the campaign and carry a small plastic bag to fill it with ALL the accumulated trash. Then they will upload to social media pages with #TakeYourToxins – to mark the start/end of the challenge. We’re making it fun and impactful by taking the waterproof plastic bag everywhere we go, including places where we wouldn’t normally bring a bag! The donation will end by June 14th. We aim to link this movement back to education and awareness around kidney illness and treatments – and of course, mobilizing our connections to raise money for a worthy cause. Be sure to share this with your friends and family and help donate to this page! Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) offers the patient the option of an effective home modality of renal replacement therapy, encourages self-autonomy, and supports optimal quality of life - designed for patients that refuse to let kidney diseases compromise their lives, careers, social life, travels, relationships, or most importantly stand in the way of achieving their dreams.