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Umbulizer, a reliable, low-cost breathing device, has the potential to save millions around the globe with its revolutionary take on the current ventilator. This webinar served as a fundraising event for the Pakistani company.

PAGB Zoom Webinar
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Power to Pakistan showed a clip from the documentary, Girl Rising, to the Aspen High School in order to promote awareness of worldwide human trafficking.  

My Freedom Day
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Power to Pakistan club members volunteered at a booth selling Pakistani cookbooks and scarves.

MDF Annual Event
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Students from Aspen and Pakistan participated in a student-led panel discussion which focused on the stereotypes and misconceptions of each culture.

Panel Discussion
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PAGB hosted a Zoom webinar to highlight the work of Moqah Foundation and Power to Pakistan.

PAGB-Moqah Webinar
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The documentary, Girl Rising, captures the stories of 9 girls around the world as they struggle to obtain an education. This movie was shown at a Power to Pakistan event.

Girl Rising Movie Screening
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On International Women's Day, Power to Pakistan club members participated in the Aspen Snowmass ski parade from the top of Aspen mountain to the bottom.

2019 Ski Parade
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Power to Pakistan hosted a trunk show showcasing some local businesses that donated a portion of their sales to the cause. The event also included a raffle. 

Trunk Show
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The Popcycle, our ice cream bike, rode around town in the summer to fundraise money for Power to Pakistan.  

The Popcycle
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Power to Pakistan hosted a virtual 5k during the time of COVID-19 and fundraised money to support Girl Up, a United Nations initiative to improve women's health, safety, and education. 

Virtual 5k
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On International Women's Day, Power to Pakistan club members participated in the Aspen Snowmass ski parade from the top of Aspen mountain to the bottom.

2020 Ski Parade

 Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB) - Umbulizer Zoom Webinar Event 

 

The Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB) hosted this event to highlight a promising and relevant Pakistani company: Umbulizer. Every year, millions of people lack access to basic ventilation in the setting of acute respiratory distress, anesthesia during surgery, or major public health emergencies. Umbulizer developed a reliable, low-cost, and portable breathing solution that can address a significant portion of global ventilator demand at a fraction of the cost. Founded in Boston by Harvard, MIT, and BU alumni, Umbulizer has gained considerable traction. Its life-saving device has received first place recognition at venues such as the Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge, the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, the MIT Global IDEAS Challenge, and the BU New Venture Competition.
 
The ventilatorUMV-001, is the product of years of collaboration among a diverse team of product designers, engineers, and international pulmonary and critical care experts. The device is simple to operate, extremely portable, and wirelessly monitored. This ventilator is intended for use in intensive care units, emergency rooms, ambulances, and in the field. Health providers can use UMV-001 to deliver life-saving air and oxygen to patients who require respiratory support. UMV-001 has been granted FDA Emergency Use Authorization and has undergone extensive benchtop and human factors validation. A year-long randomized clinical trial on ICU patients was completed in late 2019, demonstrating safety and similar efficacy as standard-of-care ventilators. Umbulizer designed UMV-001 following high-quality standards for all materials, manufacturing and assembly, including GMP guidelines for medical devices as well as universal ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards. Umbulizer has been widely recognized for its potential to expand access to affordable ventilation around the world. 

The event was moderated by Siraj Khan (PAGB President) and speakers included Shaheer Piracha (Umbulizer CEO and Co-founder), Barry D. Hoffman (Hon. Consul General Pakistan Embassy), Macy Hopkinson (Power to Pakistan Founder and President), Dr. Fozia Qamar (PAGB Director of Social Affairs), Dr. Naheed Usmani (APPNA President), Dr. Antique A. Mirza, Farooq Ansari, Tahir Ali (PAGB Public Relations Director), and Shela Gull (PAGB Treasurer). The event had the goal of fundraising money to send Umbulizer's ventilators to rural areas in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The event raised enough money to send 4 ventilators. 

 

 Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB)-Moqah Foundation Zoom Webinar Event 

The Pakistan Association of Greater Boston (PAGB) hosted an event to highlight the Pakistani non-profit organization Moqah Foundation. PAGB is a voluntary non-profit organization with the primary function of organizing social events for the American Pakistani community in the greater Boston area. PAGB aims to create greater cultural awareness and use its resources to enhance intra-communal harmony and cooperation with other organizations pursuing similar objectives. In addition to Boston, PAGB's geographical jurisdiction covers the entire state of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The event featured speakers Siraj Khan (PAGB President), Farida Ahmad (Moqah Foundation CEO), Macy Hopkinson (Power to Pakistan Founder and President), and Tahir Ali (PAGB Public Relations Director). 

 

Girl Up Virtual 5k

During the time of COVID, Power to Pakistan engaged in a virtual 5k supporting Girl Up, a United Nations initiative to improve girls' health and safety around the world. Over 30 people participated in Power to Pakistan's team and we raised over $1,116. To participate in a virtual 5k, participants had the option of running for 30 minutes, biking for 15 minutes, walking for 45 minutes, or doing an online workout class for an hour. Some people sent in pictures of their watches to prove the distance they ran and other simply submitted a photo of them out biking, running, walking, or doing an online workout class.