Monday, July 23, 2007



Hello and welcome! I'm "blog-a-thoning" for The American Himalayan Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA that's dedicated to helping the people, animals and ecology of the Himalaya.

People in the remote regions of the Himalaya often live without basic health care and education, economic pressures have led to environmental degradation, and traditional ways of life are in danger of disappearing.

The American Himalayan Foundation, founded 25 years ago, addresses some of these pressing problems by building schools, planting trees, training doctors, funding hospitals, saving wildlife, taking care of children and elderly, and restoring sacred sites throughout the Himalayas. They also assist and encourage Tibetans to rebuild and maintain their culture, both in exile and within Tibet.

I chose this charity because I've always been fascinated with the Himalayan region, I love that the AHF helps people along with the environment and the wildlife who share it, they've been awarded the highest rating (4 stars) by Charity Navigator, and I went to college with Norbu Tenzing (AHF's vice president). :-)

I'll be adding more information to (and obsessively fussing with) my blog before the blogathon begins on Saturday, July 28th at 6 am Pacific (7 am my time), so please keep checking back. Meanwhile, I hope you'll visit the American Himalayan Foundation's web site, and that you'll support their wonderful work by sponsoring me in the blogathon!

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rift said...

Heya Laloofah! Your charity sounds great! I sponsored you!

I am so excited! It'll be fun blogging with you!

Glenn said...

Laloofah, huh!;) A very worthy cause! I am very excited as I am going to a 3 day teaching by HH, the Dalai Lama Ooctober in bloomington , Indiana!!! blog blessings to you!:)

Laloofah said...

Thanks so much rift! It'll be great fun blogging with you, too! :-)

And lol, Glenn... yeah, Laloofah, my nom de blog! ;-) I'm very excited FOR you that you get to attend the Dalai Lama's teaching in October! Wonderful!

Thank you both for your generous pledges and your support!

rift said...

"Laloofah" oh yes, I have to say it out loud with a sing-song voice every time I read it. *giggles* It's just so very joyful sounding!

Laloofah said...

LOL, rift, you sure make me smile! :-)))
Hope you get a good night's sleep!!
"La-LOOOOOOO-faaaa" :-D