Festival to Benefit
Remote Area Medical
“My vision for Remote Area Medical® developed when I suffered a personal injury while living among the Wapishana Indians in Guyana, South America. I was isolated from medical care, which was about a 26 day journey away. I witnessed the near devastation of whole tribes by what would have been simple or minor illnesses to more advanced cultures. When I left Guyana, I vowed to find a way to deliver basic medical aid to people in the world’s inaccessible regions. So, in 1985 I established the non-profit, Remote Area Medical®, or as most people know us,RAM®. RAM® is the way I have kept that promise, not only to the Wapishana Indians, but to thousands around the world in similar conditions. In other words, there are Wapishanas everywhere.”
– Stan Brock, Founder and President
RAM’s foundational principles and reasons for existing:
We believe that we are responsible to one another as a part of humanity. We exist to bring about positive change in our world. We embrace our role to help prevent and alleviate suffering and to enhance quality of life for those we serve.
We empower, inspire, and lead communities to serve those in need in their own backyard. We are committed to equipping communities to work together to confront healthcare problems in their area.
Generate a People Movement
We are strengthened by the dedication of compassionate volunteers – they are our heroes. We are driven by people who want to bring needed change to communities. Remote Area Medical® provides those people with the perfect opportunity to witness community transformation. This generates a people movement made up of dynamic and caring people seeking to change their world.
Provide Free Quality Services
Remote Area Medical is committed to providing all of our services and support at no charge to the patients. Our standard of service combines high quality healthcare with compassion and cooperation from our supporters, investors and practitioners.