Author Archive of Bob_sykes

Voices for the Village 2012: A Success!

On Saturday, September 15, 120 Loloma Foundation supporters gathered at the scenic waterfront ZLAC Rowing Club in San Diego.  Guests enjoyed Pacific Rim cuisine and entertainment by Ruby Blue and participating in silent and live auctions in record-breaking Fiji-like temperatures. The evening was a success with gross donations of $51,000.  Among the evening’s highlights was the presentation of two “Leadership Fundraising” checks by Derek Sabori

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Loloma Foundation Celebrates 11 Years in Operation

The Loloma Foundation celebrates 11 years in operation! Through the vision of our founders, the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors and sponsors, our accomplishment list keeps growing.  The Loloma Foundation has: -Shipped and distributed  $28M worth of medication and medical and dental supplies and equipment to Fiji and the Solomon Islands -Organized and implemented 27 medical/dental missions in 150 Fijian and Solomon Island

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About Us

Keeping Paradise Healthy The Loloma Foundation’s mission is to provide sustainable medical, dental and infrastructure support to rural communities in the South Pacific who would otherwise have no access to basic healthcare. The Loloma Foundation is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, established in 2001.  The board members consist of six medical, dental and business professionals who share a common goal of improving the lives

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What “Loloma” Means

"Loloma" translates to, "from the heart" or “a gift of love” in Fijian. Our foundation is named “Loloma” because our work is truly a gift from the heart. Your “Loloma” gift will help us continue our work by helping us purchase supplies, container space and medicine for our next mission.

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Medical Missions 2012 Video

                  This video created by Loloma Foundation Board Member, Lynne Scannell, M.D. documents the medical and dental missions to Taveuni  Island(January and March), and the Yasawa Islands (January) 2012 .

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Collage 2012
Donation Form

Every dollar you donate will go directly to aid the people of the South Pacific Islands. See the donation levels below to see how your donation can help. “Bula” $10 “Bula” is the traditional Fijian greeting and exudes the warmth and friendliness of these South Pacific Islanders. Thank you for your kind donation. “Tapa” $20 “Tapa”is a traditional Fijian cloth made from the pounded bark of the mulberry tree and dyed with distinctive

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Loloma Foundation Partners with Volcom’s Give Back Program

Volcom's Give Back Series has partnered with Loloma Foundation during the 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro World Tour Surfing Event at Tavarua Resort, Fiji. A portion of the proceeds from each sale ofVolcom Fiji Pro merchandise will go directly to supporting the Loloma  Foundation. Volcom's Derek A. Sabori, Sr. Director of the Department of Sustainability shares, " Every time we put on an event, we are well aware of the impact that it will potentially have.

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Loloma Foundation Volunteers Tell Their Stories

Loloma Foundation volunteers tell their stories about the impact their care has had on the patients they serve and in turn, the impact the experience has had on them as healthcare providers in the video, "Voices of the Volunteers".

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