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Multi-Cultural Addictions Network, Inc.
Letter from the CEO
November 1, 2008
One of the most difficult things I find I have to do is ask for money. As a
CEO, I know that good ideas or even great ideas often remain just that,
ideas without the funds to put them into action . What would have
happened if Bill Gates just had the idea for a new type of computer
software without the funds to make it happen or historically, if Louis
Lattimer just had the idea of a stop light for cars, but not the funds to
bring it into existence. Like these extraordinary innovators, I feel so
strongly about the mission of M-CAN that I'm asking for your help.
The need for an organization like the Multi-Cultural Addictions Network,
Inc. is urgent. Right now we are a fledgling organization with great
ideas and some accomplishments under its belt, but we need the
lifeblood of non-profit organizations, adequate funding to keep going.
We are about to embark on a major workshop in December on Women's
Issues in Chemical Dependency that will share state-of-the-art
information, a Recovery oriented Kwanzaa festival at the end of
December and a major inter-agency collaboration in February of 2009 for
the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Along with these projects
we will continue producing and distributing our multi-disciplinary
electronic information magazine, M-CAN Updates to a nationwide
At M-CAN we believe that providing cutting edge information, state of the
art educational curricula and capacity building consultations will
empower advocates, clinicians and concerned citizens about news and
developments in their fields we can significantly improve the prevention
and care that people of color are receiving. But we need your help. We
believe in that old saying that "if you give a man a fish, he can eat for a
day, but if you teach a man to fish, he can eat for life". So take the time
to donate to our cause by giving us a contribution by check or credit
card. And consider that your dollars can help us "teach" by getting
assistance to a needy community individual, clinician or program.
John Robertson, Ph.D,