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Armenia Welcomes its Youngest Benefactor, Seven Months Old

Anjelina Pegruhi Demir

September 05, 2012
By: Nairy Ghazourian

Sara Citak-Demir states:

“Giving to the less fortunate and to worthy causes is a task learned early on in life” says. My husband and I want to make sure our daughter Anjelina grows up with good ethics, values and the heart of a benefactor."


photo: RMF Benefactor, 7-months old Anjelina “Pegruhi” Demir

While here in Armenia, I have been visiting and spending lots of time with RMF’s project beneficiaries and the communities at large in the villages we work in.  A few weeks ago as I was visiting the village of “Medzen Ayrum” in the Alaverdi region of Armenia, I...

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Real Medicine Foundation 2010/2011 Annual Report Published

February 06, 2012

Click on link to visit our website where Annual Report can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF document

http://www.realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative/update/annual-report-20102011

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Thank You For An Amazing Year!

January 04, 2012

Photo: Dr. Martina C. Fuchs, RMF Founder/CEO, making new friends at the Lwala, Kenya Community Hospital, October 1, 2011

We are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012!

Having wrapped up another successful  we want to pause and say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported our work in 2011.  You have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!

In 2011 we..


  • In Japan, post-earthquake and tsunami, RMF reached over 33,000 people in Ishinomaki...
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Dionicess IX: Beer Booze for Charity

December 08, 2011

October 21st 2011, I had the privilege of going undercover as a waitress at the highly publicized and anticipated Dionicess IX, a culinary extravaganza which has been appearing on the LA scene for the past 3 years, with all proceeds benefitting charity.

Gev Kazanchyan,a member of the Real Medicine Advisory Board and creator of these events was introduced to Real Medicine 3 years ago through our Armenian Project Director, Nairy Ghazourian.  This introduction would lead to a series of pairings over the next 3 years benefitting our project in Shinuhayr, Armenia. From Dionicess II (which paired Coffee & Chocolate)...

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Armenian Marathoners Brave Weather to Benefit Real Medicine Foundation

March 31, 2011

Published on the Armenian Reporter

Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday March 20th, more than 30 Athletes for Real Medicine braved torrential rains and unseasonably cold temperatures to participate in the L.A. Marathon and raise $22,000 for Real Medicine Foundation, a non-profit organization providing humanitarian aid in disaster and poverty-stricken areas. Four of the marathon runners came from the Armenian community to raise funds specifically for Real Medicine Foundation’s programs in Armenia. Another seven Armenian runners joined “Team Armenia”, participating in Saturday’s Big 5K.

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Why I am Running, Nairy Ghazourian

March 16, 2011


photo: Nairy and some children in Armenia

Nairy Ghazourian, Country Director, Real Medicine Foundation – Armenia

Interviewed by Charles Case

I am in the home stretch of my training for the upcoming L.A. marathon’s Big 5K, and it is grueling. Training every other day, pushing myself to compete and succeed, feeling old injuries flare back up, I cannot help but ask myself, “Why am I running?”

The answer is clear: I am running to help the women and children in the small Armenian village of Shinuhayr.

The village of Shinuhayr is in one of the poorest parts of...

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Runners Helping People

RMF Team Armenia Gears up for the Marathon

March 14, 2011
By Charles Case

The Real Medicine Foundation’s (RMF) motto of “Friends Helping Friends” is given a new twist by Ossig Tertarian as she prepares to compete in the L.A. Marathon. For her, it’s a case of sons helping mothers in order to help friends in need.

photo: Ossig

A dance instructor of Armenian heritage, Ossig is just days away from the biggest run of her life, the 26.2 miles of the Los Angeles Marathon as part of RMF’s Athletes for Real Medicine—Team Armenia. Supporting RMF’s outreach in Armenia is “something dear to my heart,” says Ossig. “If we...

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Armenia: A Little Boy From Svarants

January 27, 2011

By Arax Eleyjian

On December 20th at 3:00 am RMF-Armenia director, Nairy Ghazourian, received an emergency call from the RMF & ARS teams on the ground regarding an urgent matter involving a little boy who needed immediate care.

Two year old Daniel Mkrtchyan spilled boiled milk on himself resulting in severe burns across his body.  He is the youngest of four children of a socially disadvantaged family.  Their only source of income is government financial aid in the amount of 40,000 Drams ($110 US dollars) per month.  The family appealed to RMF to help them pay for Daniel’s...

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Last 3 days to give!

December 29, 2010


If you were considering donating to a worthy cause in 2010 and taking advantage of the tax benefits of charitable donations, now is your last chance to contribute!

As we look towards new efforts and projects in 2011 it is only through your generous funding that we will be able to continue our long term development projects in some of the poorest areas on this planet.

As you know, we have set the goal of raising $100,000 by December 31st, and would greatly appreciate if you consider Real Medicine for your year-end donation.

In the spirit of Real Medicine Foundation’s concept...

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RMF Armenia Fundraiser: Play to Give

December 14, 2010

Real Medicine Foundation invites you to This Holiday Season Do A Great Deed & Feed Those in Need!

Link to Play to Give Fundraiser website: http://www.playtogive.com/event-home.cfm?event_id=63

In the spirit of Christmas, feed the 159 indigent families in Shinuhayr, Armenia

Starts: 12/10/2010 PT
Ends: 12/31/2010 11:59 PM PT (Ends in 17 days)

Minimum Contribution to Play: $10.00

The Need: This year, in the spirit of Christmas we will provide the 159 indigent families in Shinuhayr with enough food to sustain them throughout the harsh winter months. $30 will buy each family a bottle of sunflower oil, Flour, Macaroni, Vermicelli, Rice, Buckwheat...

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