We raised $300,065 through the Together We Rise online fundraising campaign. Thank you for your generosity in being a part of ICHS' safety net for charity care to those who need it most.
Missed the campaign? It is not too late to make an impact. Donate today to provide free and low-cost health services to ICHS patients who otherwise be unable to afford them.
Design background: The "Together We Rise" logo/theme was inspired by the murals painted in the ICHS International District Medical & Dental Clinic courtyard. The background in the word "rise" was one of a four-part mural series titled, "No Mud, No Lotus. No Justice, No Peace" by local artists Jude Jing Dai, Miles YungSahm Miller and Shea Dailey.
The concept of the mural arose from one of the foundational teachings, “The Four Noble Truths,” of the Mahayana lineage of Buddhism. When suffering is honestly addressed rather than covered up and ignored, we can be in touch with our suffering and eventually transform it.
The lotus flower is called beautiful, mud called ugly, but in actuality they are codependent. Without the rich and fertile mud, there can be no healthy lotus.
Similarly, when there is no justice for the ongoing injustices against BIPOC communities, there is no true peace. The first step toward healing is to acknowledge this. We are all interconnected and need one another to walk a path towards peace.
The Together We Rise logo designed by Kat Young Designs.
Thank you to our 2021 Together We Rise sponsors