Lilly Ghahremani
RMF Outreach Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA — January 29, 2010 – Real Medicine Foundation CEO and founder Dr. Martina Fuchs today reiterated the need for financial donations to support the establishment of healthcare and other solutions to earthquake-affected Haiti.

Speaking by phone from the region, Fuchs said, “The parks here are full of people.  It’s an overwhelming sea of humanity. I’ve never seen anything like it.”  Fuchs, no stranger to humanitarian crises or scenes of devastation, established the Foundation in 2005 after her experience establishing a children’s clinic in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka.

Real Medicine Foundation is providing survivors of the Haiti earthquake with emergency medical care, working in cooperation with a number of local and foreign organizations.  The next step, says Fuchs, is to establish long-standing mobile clinics.  “We want to create mobile clinics to provide primary and maternity care, but also to offer physical therapy and prosthesis for amputees.  If we have funding, we can make long-term solutions now.”

Despite the devastation she sees around her, Fuchs has hope.  “This could be a model for rebuilding something fantastic.  It depends on how many people are committed to doing this with us.”

Real Medicine Foundation is taking financial donations on its website, and is also calling for medical supplies and medical volunteers for its work in Haiti.  The Real Medicine’s Haiti initiative will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser at House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA, on February 4, featuring a number of prominent musicians.  The Foundation is also debuting as an official charity of the LA Marathon ( in March.

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