Day 1 Screenings

Its Day One at our Mission 2013 Hospital in Dapa, Siargao! We had about 30 more children show up then we expected but, we are ready to help them! We have 120-150 Patients to pre-screen for surgery. It’s busy … but thanks to your help we are ready for anything!

Mission Volunteers Begin Arriving in Siargao

The first wave of Uplift Internationale volunteers has arrived in Siargao!  The first group arrived in Siargao on Thursday, Jan. 31, and began preparations for the mission.  Potential patients have started to arrive and screening will begin on Saturday, February 2.  The main group of volunteers from Colorado and New York will arrive in Siargao on Friday, Feb. 1.  We […]

Support Uplift Internationale on CO Gives Day 2012

Increase the value of your donation when you support Uplift Internationale on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 4, 2012! Help us raise funds for the 2013 mission at Siargao District Hospital – our mission team is prepared to provide 120 free surgeries to indigent children in the Philippines. Support this incredible mission. All nonprofits participating in Colorado Gives Day are […]

Uplift Gala 2012 – A huge success

Thanks to the hard work of the UI board, gala committee, sponsors, donors and gala attendees, the 2012 gala was a smashing success.  Uplift Internationale raised over $63,000!!  Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.  Please support our great sponsors and donors who contributed generously to this gala.    

Jaime Yrastorza to receive the 2012 Asian American Heroes of CO Award

Jaime Yrastorza, D.M.D., will be receiving the 2012 Asian American Hero of CO Award on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at King’s Land Restaurant.  Click the link here to view the full story: Jaime Yrastorza calls himself an active Rotarian and a proud American citizen. Dr. Yrastorza left his home in the Philippines in 1950 after graduating from high school. […]

25th Anniversary Gala Benefit and Dinner – A Huge Success

Thank you to all of our auction donors, sponsor and event attendees.  Our 25th Anniversary Gala was our most successful gala raising over $77,000 for the children in the Philippines. Thank you to our Event Sponsors Buddy and Donna Baker First Bank Richard and Judy Billings Steve and Ellen Krebs Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker and Hutchings Law Firm CHC Correctional Healthcare […]

Emissary Trip – May 2012

Three of Uplift Internationale’s board members will be heading to the Philippines in mid-May for an emissary trip to decide the location and dates for the 2013 mission. They will be meeting with Rotary clubs, governors and other dignitaries during the trip. Megs Lunn, UI Executive Coordinator for the Philippines and Myroslav Harasym, volunteer from the 2012 mission, will be […]


Final blog from the Philippines! The last remnant of our week two mission team is here in Manila awaiting our second of three flights headed for Denver, arriving about 1:15 am Monday morning. A little over a week ago our whole team flew into Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol as strangers to the locals and to the new members […]