Remembering MFH Founder Tim Bilodeau
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Medicines for Humanity founder, Tim Bilodeau. Tim died peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021. All of us at MFH are deeply sadden by the loss of Tim, our founder and Board Chair Emeritus.
Tim founded Medicines for Humanity in 1997 after learning that millions of children under 5 were dying from preventable causes. With the help and dedication of family, friends, and project partners, he began MFH. Tim traveled the globe looking for the most underserved and marginalized places where children were in critical need of health services. He was not one to back away from a challenge. To this day, MFH continues to support projects in some of the world's most impoverished places, providing more than 1 million critically needed health services to children and mothers each year.
“Tim was a positive force to be reckoned with. His passion for saving children’s lives was infectious and his commitment was undeniable. I will miss his mentoring and guidance, as will we all. But most of all, I will miss his laugh, and laughing along with him as he enjoyed telling one of his jokes in his inimitable style. He inspired all of us and we will continue to accomplish the mission in his memory which will always be a blessing.” - - Kirk Ryan, MFH Board Chair
“Tim was our visionary, champion, friend and ambassador. He was a true force of nature and his passion made him a giant in life. His commitment to saving the lives of children around the world was profoundly inspiring. Tim leaves a valuable legacy in our hands and all of us at Medicines for Humanity will continue to honor and grow his dream. Tim, we love you, and your hope and determination for a world where no child dies from a preventable illness lives on. We carry your mantle forward and will continue to make a difference in this world, as you did!” - - Margaret Brawley, CEO and President