Neglected no more - because I matter.

On October 21, Steve Price, the effect:hope Planned Giving Manager, will be running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to help end leprosy forever. We still do not know how leprosy is transmitted but we have top scientists around the world conducting research to find out how this horrible disease is contracted so that the transmission point can be eradicated.

600 people a day are diagnosed with leprosy, 50 are children. An end to leprosy is giving new hope and a better life to over 200,000 people a year.

Support our run. Help end leprosy forever.

Thanks to a generous gift, all gifts are matched. So every $1 you give becomes $2!

effect:hope, formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada, is a Christian international development organization focused on growing healthy, inclusive communities. With partners in 11 developing countries, effect:hope builds stronger health-care systems and champions new research initiatives that will make positive, lasting changes in the lives of millions facing stigma and impoverishment due to leprosy and other diseases of poverty.


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