Engage

Engage

We believe that giving should be a joyful and transformative experience that enhances the lives of partners and beneficiaries alike. Support our mission in a number of ways, a few of which are outlined below.

Simien Mountains Trek

Join the END Fund as we explore Ethiopia’s breathtaking Simien Mountains and take on the challenge to reach the nation’s highest peak. With the rare Meskel flower in full bloom and the opportunity to see wildlife found nowhere else on earth, this is an adventure you will not want to miss. Following a five-day trek, you will spend time learning from our dedicated partners in Ethiopia about their work to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and seeing the impact of your fundraising efforts firsthand.

Join us as we explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on October 11 to 20, 2019. Contact Abbey Turtinen at [email protected] for additional details.

Summit to see the END

Trek to one of the world’s greatest peaks and stand on the rooftop of Africa. By climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you can help raise awareness (and funds) to end the suffering of millions of people with NTDs.

Join this extraordinary adventure! If Kilimanjaro is on your bucket list, contact two-time climber Abbey Turtinen at [email protected] for dates, details, and training tips.

Race to see the END

By joining the Race to See the END, you can support the END Fund’s mission while participating in a marathon (or half marathon) against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With the possibility of spotting elephants along the race route, crossing briefly into Zambia, and an NTD “learning day” in Zimbabwe, this is likely to be one of the more memorable races–and experiences–you’ve encountered.

As we anticipate the future trips, please reach out to Abbey Turtinen at [email protected] for further details.

Shop

When shopping on Amazon, you can use smile.amazon and set up to donate back to the END Fund. Every time you shop a portion of the proceeds will support END Fund programming.

Order your copy of Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases. Learn all about NTDs from many different perspectives working to end these diseases of neglect.

Dining in the Dark

Engage in a sensory and savory evening while experiencing cuisine and conversation in a unique way: in total darkness. The dynamic dinner series highlights the END Fund’s work in controlling and eliminating NTDs, with a special emphasis on, and empathy with, two blinding diseases: trachoma and river blindness.

Join us for an upcoming Dining in the Dark—or plan your own sense-sational evening—by contacting Abbey Turtinen at [email protected] for menus and more.

Fundraise on Facebook

Still looking for other ways to engage? Why not start a fundraiser on Facebook? Help spread the work of the END Fund and bring awareness to these diseases of neglect with your network. It is quick and simple, and together, we can make a greater impact.

Other ideas?

Are you an avid runner? Serial entrepreneur? Lemonade-stand enthusiast? Create awareness about NTDs in your community by hosting your own unique event. From running a half-marathon in END Fund swag to a bake sale with goodies galore, the options are endless.

Abbey Turtinen is ready to lend her ideas and creativity as you brainstorm the next big thing together.

The END Fund has a singular focus — to reduce the prevalence of NTDs in the most cost-effective, high-impact way possible. Achieving significant results requires embracing and responding to challenges swiftly, while remaining nimble and flexible. By taking a results-oriented approach with thorough monitoring of every grant investment, the END Fund leverages funds efficiently and effectively. 

Join this impactful group of investors by contacting Abbey Turtinen at [email protected].