1
Aug

Save the Date: AUCF Concert September 26 at 6:30 in Portland

Portlanders — or anyone who can get themselves to Portland — come out to the Melody Ballroom on September 26 for the third annual Achon Uganda Children’s Fund Concert & Auction. Legendary bluesman Lloyd Jones and beloved Portland musician Kristen Hewitt will treat concertgoers…as will AUCF: drinks are on us once you purchase your $20 […]

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11
Jun

Exciting Times for AUCF!

Julius has just completed his spring visit to the US. He was busy while he was here! In a little over a week, he and our Portland-based team ran from event to event throughout the Northwest, raising money and awareness of the important work AUCF is doing in Northern Uganda. Everywhere they traveled they were […]

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26
Apr

Announcing…the 2014 Achon Distance Classic!

Runners, lovers of running and track & field and AUCF supporters, please join us at Lincoln High School on June 1, 3:00-7:00 for the Achon Distance Classic! This unique event offers runners of all backgrounds and abilities the chance to compete in an old-fashioned, distance-focused track meet — and thanks to the Lincoln Cross-Country Team, […]

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11
Apr

Julius Joins the World Olympians Association

We’re proud to share that Julius has joined the World Olympians Association, a group of current and former Olympians representing 142 countries and conducting impactful service efforts around the world. Julius’ role is President of the Uganda Olympians Association! He and the broader organization have already begun conversations about how the organization’s work might benefit […]

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10
Mar

Thank you to Kaiser!

An earlier post mentioned that on our recent visit, Dr. Kevin Fee treated scores of dental patients at the Kristina Health Center, while also teaching KHC staff some key dental practices that will relieve countless local residents of debilitating pain and conditions that can severely impact their quality of life. Thanks to a generous donation […]

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20
Feb

Time at Kristina Health Center

Our purpose in traveling to Uganda was manifold: to dedicate the James Fee Memorial Patient Ward; to observe and review performance of the Kristina Health Center and gauge the satisfaction of our staff; to communicate face-to-face with Julius, Jimmy and the team in Uganda; and to dig in and do some work, treating patients and […]

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18
Feb

KHC’s Need for an Ambulance Hits Home

As we’ve recently written, our friends at the Seattle-area Rotary Clubs have funded the purchase of an ambulance that will carry patients to the Kristina Health Center from the surrounding area, and from KHC to the hospital in Lira, over 70 bumpy kilometers away. The need is evident: patients typically arrive at the KHC by […]

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17
Feb

Remarkable Day at the Kristina Health Center

We spent yesterday in Julius’ home village of Awake, now site of the Kristina Health Center. It was a difficult yet remarkable day, one punctuated with deep sorrow, celebration and a lot of pride in all that that’s been accomplished by Julius, our dad and husband Jim, and the entire AUCF team. We began the […]

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16
Feb

Visiting the AUCF Home

Yesterday our little delegation — Angela, David and Kevin Fee, writer John Brant, Dr. Giovanni Cucchiaro and I — had the pleasure of visiting the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund Orphanage in Lira. There we met Jimmy Okullo, Julius’ brother, whom my dad called “the unsung hero of AUCF,” as well as his wife Florence and […]

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3
Jul

Kristina Health Center Phase II Update

A new roof!

We are pleased to announce Kristina Health Center (KHC) Phase II construction, which will considerably expand our treatment capacity, is well underway. Construction of an 18 bed patient ward began in early April via a staff of 19 workers, two supervisors and an architect – all Ugandan. Un-skilled workers come from Awake where Kristina Health […]

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22
Mar

A visit to Kristina Health Center

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Julius and I recently returned from Awake, Uganda the home of Kristina Health Center (KHC) – the product of your generous support. Since opening last October, KHC has already accomplished great things, saving and changing lives. I would like to share a few memorable observations. The morning after our arrival in Uganda, Julius and I […]

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5
Sep

Kristina Health Center Dedicated on August 25, 2012

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Thanks to our thousand plus supporters, friends at Nike and Runner’s World Magazine and other generous organizations, the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund team and our sister organization Love Mercy Australia, Kristina Health Center (KHC) was formally dedicated on August 25, 2012. Julius Achon’s dream – bringing healthcare for the first time to thousands in Awake […]

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