Press Conference: Charity, Technology, and Volunteerism Saving children’s Lives

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March 26, 2014 - PRLog -- New York, N.Y. – The Surgeons of Hope Foundation (, a 501 (c) 3 corporation will hold a press conference on March 27 in a space generously provided by Publicis.

SoH’s mission is to arrange for pediatric cardiac teams to bring surgical training missions to developing countries in Latin America to both operate on the children and train local cardiac personnel to help even greater numbers of children with congenital and acquired heart problems.

Charles Catherine, SoH’s new Executive Director will discuss the mission that Dr. Paul Chai, (pediatric cardiac surgeon at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center), will lead to SoH’s new Pediatric Heart Center in Managua in May. Charles Catherine will also unveil all the details regarding A Night for Hope, SoH’s annual Gala that will be held on May 4, at the Brasserie Ruhlmann.

Join us to hear an inspiring story that appeal to all, whether you are interested in meeting people who serve a greater purpose and are doing good, or you are seeking personal and professional development with lessons ranging from leadership to international technology partnership development.

The event will take place at 1675 Broadway, between 53rd and 52nd Street, at the Conference room on the 7th floor, on March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Suggested donation of $50 to support Surgeons of Hope's mission.

About Surgeons of Hope:

It is an unconscionable loss that a child dies anywhere in the world from a heart defect (congenital or acquired) due to lack of resources for proper care, when a child living in the most remote area of the US with the same heart defect would be easily cured.  Surgeons of Hope seeks to narrow that disparity by living up to its motto: “It’s Not What We Bring.  It’s What We Leave Behind”.

We sponsor volunteer surgical teams from major teaching children’s hospitals in the US and Europe to travel to developing Latin American countries and operate on children, equipping and supplying the local hospital as needed.  While there, the teaching team works in collaboration with the local medical team to provide training in and access to modern procedures.  That training provides the seeds for sustainability. Where appropriate, we also construct, equip, and supply a modern Cardiac Surgical Center in that country to serve as an educational beacon for the surrounding region.

Leila Hawken
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