April Hostler to Participate in Triathlon to Benefit CHANCE Mission to Haiti

April Hostler to Participate in Triathlon to Benefit CHANCE Mission to Haiti

From April Hostler: “With everyone’s help, I was able to raise $450 for CHANCE Mission to Haiti aprilhostlertrithrough my Mindfulness Triathlon. I was very happy, not to mention surprised, with this result! Thank you to all who supported me!”

April Hostler, Accounting Department, will participate in a Mindful Triathlon (a 5K walk, 75 minutes of yoga, and 30 minutes of meditation for a charity) on October 8th at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Her goal is to raise awareness for the Complex Head and Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) Mission at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.


CHANCE provides medical care to people in Haiti who suffer from head and neck disorders and do not have access to needed surgical or other medical resources. The surgeons at Jefferson partner with Haitian doctors at Hospital Lumiere in Bonne Finne and St. Luke’s Hospital in Port-Au-Prince to provide critically needed head and neck care.


The CHANCE Mission and the surgeons at Thomas Jefferson are near to April’s heart, as her husband Bill was diagnosed with Oral Cancer in the summer of 2013. Bill received excellent treatment at Thomas Jefferson and is now a cancer survivor. One of the many doctors that go on the Haiti missions is Dr. David Cognetti who was one of his surgeons.


If you would like to support April and the CHANCE Mission, you may donate at the link below. You will be helping patients in one of the world’s poorest countries receive the medical care that we are so fortunate to have nearby. Thank you!