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“The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of live: giving thanks for everything.” — Dr. Albert Schweitzer

This Thanksgiving, we at ASF are thankful for everything.

But we’re particularly grateful to our Fellows and Fellows for Life. These 2,000+ remarkable individuals have dedicated themselves to addressing health disparities through direct service — and they are impacting the health outcomes of individuals and communities across the country and in Africa.

We’re celebrating our Fellows for Life — and encouraging them to think back on when and why they dedicated their lives to service — with our new Fellows for Life video, and our Remember When, Remember Why giving campaign.

By supporting ASF through this campaign, our Fellows for Life (and the public at large) are giving emerging professionals across the country the chance to “find their own Lambarene” (scroll down to 3rd paragraph) — and to make a sustained difference to communities in need.

They’ll support Schweitzer Fellows like Sonya Soni, who established Los Angeles’ first micro-health clinic for post-incarcerated youth.

Or  Bartlett Steen and Matthew Wetschler, who launched a running group for migrant Hispanic men that doubles as an informal focus group for health concerns in the community.

Or Brian Jones, who traveled across New Hampshire delivering talks aimed at empowering at-risk senior citizens with the tools to combat elder abuse.

In their own way, each of these Fellows — and their peers across the country — are chipping away at health inequalities, and helping to build a brighter, more just future for us all.

Thank you.