Partners in Health Discussion & Fundraiser

Are you looking to get out and do something fun this weekend? Are you looking to learn something interesting and new? Come to Fremont to hang out with a bunch of smart & interesting people and learn about Partners in Health. Kim and Ken are throwing a party this Saturday to support the work of this independent, non-profit organization based in Boston, MA and Cange, Haiti.
Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. The island nation also suffers from the greatest burden of HIV in the hemisphere. Partners in Health is the largest provider of HIV treatment and prevention services in Haiti. You may have heard of Partners in Health from the book Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder which documents the founding of PIH by Dr. Paul Farmer and the work this group is doing to bring an ethic of social justice to the practice of medicine.
Come meet Ken's cousin, Dr. Evan Lyon, who is spending half of his medical residency providing health care in a place with no roads and few amenities. Evan will be giving a brief talk about Partners in Health and the creative high-tech and low tech solutions they are using to bring community based treatment and preventative care where there are no phone lines and no electricity. Afterward we will have an open discussion where you can share your thoughts about public health and social justice.
Last but not least, come mingle with your friends and drink coffee, wine or beer at the coolest coffee shop in Fremont - m:cafe.
3516 Fremont Pl N
Seattle, WA 98103

The m:cafe is located next to Deluxe Junk on Lenin Square.

Saturday October 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
6:00 - 7:00 Come early, buy a cup of coffee and chat with Evan. m:cafe will be open until 7:00.
7:15 Evan will say a few words about Partners in Health and the work he's doing in Haiti.
7:30 We'll watch a short video about Partners in Health
7:45 - 9:00 (or whenever) Discussion, drinks and whatever!
See you there!
- ken & kim

If you have questions please send e-mail to PIH@reppart.org. You can find all of the information above plus maps & other links at: http://www.reppart.org/PIH.htm




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