Richard M. Brodsky Foundation
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Health & Medicine
- Media & Broadcasting
- Sports & Recreation
Location1247 Mara CourtAtlantic Beach, NY 11509 United States
The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation focuses on raising awareness that while AIDS is a global health threat, it is destabilizing Africa. A LACK OF DOCTORS, MEDICINE, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, CLEAN DRINKING WATER & NUTRITIOUS FOOD COMBINED W/ AN ABUNDANCE OF POVERTY, HUNGER, MALARIA & TUBERCULOSIS is the reason why 2/3 of the people dying from AIDS are from sub-Saharan Africa. This Foundation exists to: (1) Improve the lives of people affected by HIV and cancer both in Africa + America with a strong emphasis on helping orphans + kids; (2) Raise awareness to government, business + society that people living w/ HIV + cancer can lead healthy productive lives if they have access to medical care + medicine; (3) Encourage others living w/ HIV to disclose their HIV-status; (4) Encourage people w/ HIV + cancer to lead a healthy, upbeat lifestyle; (5) Provide meals/medical care for orphans in conjunction w/ World AIDS Marathon; + (6) Raise money for HIV + cancer cures
Richard Brodsky was diagnosed HIV+ in 1997; five years later he was diagnosed w/ terminal brain cancer. A year later he finished the 2003 NY Marathon. He realized he was blessed to have great medical care in America; why couldn't we help people in poorer countries? In 2004 the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation funded the World AIDS Marathon in Mbita, Kenya, whose proceeds helped fund an orphanage there. 14th annual World AIDS Marathon. World AIDS Day, 2019, Kisumu, Kenya, plus providing medical care at 4 orphan dinner dances on Nov 28, 29, 30 and Dec 2. Visit website worldaidsmarathon for more info. 14th annual 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk on June 6, 2021. Only AIDS run or walk on Long Island. 8th annual Great Neck North High School co-ed faculty sports night, April 4, 2019. Grant for 4 painting lessons, lunch and dancing (April - July, 2021) for 40 kids (half special needs) + tutored by 5 Kenyan artists at JIU PACHI, CBO, Eunice Owino, CEO, is hosting event. Richard's story is chronicled in the book Richard Brodsky's Journey of Hope. Checkout YouTube channel worldaidsmarathon. 3 major videos are World AIDS Marathoners Love Affair With Kenya, its trailer, + Racing to Take COVID-19 Vaccine. The COVID video is a plea for everyone to take the vaccine. I'm 68; 6 weeks after taking the vaccine I ran my fastest marathon in the past 20 months. The video is also a plea for America to share its vaccine w/ poorer nations. 30 presenters from diverse backgrounds share powerful message to end this global pandemic.