MedShare welcomed over 200 supporters to their 2nd Annual Talk & Taste fundraising event on Sept. 24. The event was presented by Halyard Health and highlighted the organization’s effective responses to global disasters.
Guests listened to impactful stories about humanitarian efforts after various disasters. Dr. Bruce Ribner, Medical Director of the Serious Communicable Disease Unit at Emory University spoke about the experience of caring for patients with Ebola virus. Dr. Carl Kihm, a podiatrist, spoke about his work in Nepal before and after the earthquakes of 2015; and Tatiana Jean-Louise, a MedShare volunteer, shared stories about her family in Haiti and her work after the 2010 earthquakes there. MedShare Co-Founder, A.B. Short also spoke about his experience as a volunteer in Haiti after the earthquakes in 2010. The festive evening included networking and dinner catered by Himalayan Spice; it was held at SweetWater Brewery.
On Sept. 26, the University Consortium for Liberia held their inaugural Exclusive Gala Experience and commemorated two MedShare executives -- CEO and President Charles Redding and Vice President of Corporate and International Relations, Nell Diallo -- with the Community Service Award. The award was presented to MedShare for the organization's swift response in providing life-saving medical supplies and equipment during the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia.
"MedShare is grateful for the recognition of our efforts in controlling and preventing the spread of certain infectious diseases like Ebola virus," said Redding. "It's because of the generosity from our donors, sponsors and volunteers that we are able to effectively respond to global disasters and strengthen healthcare systems worldwide."
To raise funds for MedShare’s earthquake response in Nepal and to honor Nepal’s mountaineering culture, Kamal Patel, MedShare Western Regional Council Member, recently climbed Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the U.S. at 14,505 feet. Click here to read more about Kamal's Climb for Nepal!
MedShare’s New York Junior Council hosted 200 Young Professionals (NY YP) at the Hudson Common on June 24th, 2015 raising over $65,000 at their Fourth Annual Global Health Benefit. At right: MedShare co-founder AB Short with event co-chairs Jennifer Tytel and Samuel Ashner. Click here for more information on our NY YP.
The death toll from the Nepal earthquakes has reached over 9,000 and the needs of the Nepalese survivors grows more urgent with each passing day. We have heard from our partners in Nepal and in the U.S., and we are responding to those in need. At right: a box of MedShare supplies being handed over to the OR incharge at Nepal Orthopedic Hospital. Click here for more info on our Nepal relief effort.