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15th Anniversary Crystal Ball was a great success

November 19, 2012

On November 3, 2012 over 240 people gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Harrisburg, PA to raise funds and celebrate the successes of the World Surgical Foundation. Co-chairs, Dr. Kenneth Arthur and Ms. Cheryl Peck, along with the honorary chairs, Dr. and Mrs. George Faries are grateful to our sponsors, patrons, friends, advertisers, silent auction donors and the gala committee members for making this event possible. Dr. Domingo Alvear presented a plaque commemorating this special milestone to the two guests of honor, Cooper Wiedeman-Krosnar and retired volunteer, Ruth Krise. A portion of the silent auction proceeds were donated to AmeriCares for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Thank You Harrisburg Young Professionals!

September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012 City Island, Harrisburg PA Registration: 5:00 – 5:45 pm Race Start: 6:00 pm Registration $25.00 Join Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) for the 2nd Annual 5k for 5 Charity Run/Walk. The HYP 5k for 5 Charity Run/Walk is the final event of Harrisburg’s Restaurant Week. The beneficiaries for the 2012 race will focus on health and hunger relief organizations. 2012 HYP 5k for 5 Charity Run

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Dr. Domingo Alvear Receives 2012 Humanitarian Service Award

April 12, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA – Domingo T. Alvear, MD, pediatric surgeon with PinnacleHealth Pediatric Surgery Associates, has received the 2012 International College of Surgeons US/Pfizer Humanitarian Service Award. Dr. Alvear is recognized for his extensive work around the world with the World Surgical Foundation, whose mission trips provide healthcare in places where healthcare technology and access are not available, and his work with the ICS. (more…)

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WSF Honduras Trip

November 24, 2011

World Surgical Foundation Mission Trip to Honduras Nov 12 – 19, 2011

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Mission of Mercy Part 1 — World Surgical Foundation’s mission to Honduras

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Mission of Mercy — Part 2 — Out and About segment with Chuck Rhodes to Honduras:

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Mission of Mercy — Part 3 — Out and About segment with Chuck Rhodes to Honduras:

December 27, 2010

This is an “Out and About” segment with ABC27’s anchor Chuck Rhodes as he follows the World Surgical Foundation team to Honduras during their November 6-13, 2010 mission trip to help those in need of surgeries.

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Another Step On A Long Journey for Haiti

May 27, 2010

In April, 2010, a group of 9 World Surgical Foundation volunteer surgeons, nurses and an anesthesiologist traveled to Haiti Adventis Hospital in Port au Prince with the help of Cure International. They performed 45 surgeries and 20 consultations in 4 days, which was a heartbreaking yet inspiring experience. Despite poverty and devastation, the spirit of the people instilled hope among the WSF team who won’t forget Haiti. Plans are underway to return again this year.

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A Palawan Sunset

April 27, 2010

Preview the moving story of the February, 2010 World Surgical Foundation’s two week odyssey to Palawan, the Philippines. It’s a paradise but not for many of its residents because of poverty and poor access to quality health care. Help arrived when 37 volunteer doctors and nurses performed 300 free operations. Meet pediatric patients May Ann, Erick and Joseph whose life changing surgeries will give them a chance at a better life.

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Black Lion Sunrise Part Two

June 12, 2009

Meet Tariku, a poor Ethiopian boy who was born without an anus and lived with a ragged colostomy since birth 7 years ago. With no colostomy bags, Tariku couldn’t attend school, was shunned by society because of the smell and was a burden to his family. Dr. Domingo Alvear from the World Surgical Foundation repaired his condition at Black Lion Hospital so Tariku could now lead a normal life.

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