Certification of Non-Profit Status


The GOAL Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization founded in 2005 as a response to the continued deficiencies in access to basic healthcare facilities and medicines in developing countries. Although a lot of work has been done by various non-governmental and governmental agencies, there are still great needs to be met. The GOAL seeks to assist disadvantaged people who do not have means or a voice. In the less common cases where people have modest means, the available facilities are grossly inadequate to diagnose or treat their illness leading to high death rates for easily curable illnesses.

The organization was founded by K. Lara Adejumo M.D, a Family Medicine physician in Texas. Public health issues and poverty have been a concern of hers since her medical training at Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts. Her interest in charitable work began almost a decade ago when she began a series of four internships with the American Cancer Society that involved projects that benefited cancer patients and survivors. She was further inspired by the difficult journey of a family member, Ganiyu Olubunmi Alaka for whom the organization is named, who received treatment for childhood leukemia in Africa and later passed away from cancer.
 
 
 
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