Several dozen hike to the peak of Mount Benson
A Nanaimo dentist is trying to keep the effort alive to help people in Nepal.
Today several dozen people hiked to the top of Mount Benson as part of a fundraiser to aid the country pummeled by a large earthquake and numerous aftershocks in April.
Dr. San Mahara, not only is from Nepal, but he was there visiting the country when the first earthquake rocked the country and he could not leave the country as scheduled. “It was a real eye opener,” he says.
The numerous aftershocks seemed to come in the morning which soon disturbed his sleep perpetually.
“Every night at two o’clock I would wake up and in my mind as if I was waiting for the tremor to come,” says Mahara. “I had to train myself not to think that way. It was unreal.”
The Nanaimo dentist, along with the Rotary group he’s apart of, are doing everything they can to remind Canadians of the great need that remains in his native country and continue to raise money.
“It’s kind of dropped of the news feed now,” says Rod Mont of Rotary Club of Naniamo – Daybreak. “But it was a devastating quake that affected large areas and the need is there.”
If you would like to buy a T-Shirt or get involved in future fundraising events you can contact Dr. Mahara’s Nanaimo practice or the Rotary Club.