Time: Monday, October 17th, 6-8 pm
Location: FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC)
Tickets: Buy online for $10
Tickets will be $20 at the door.
Donations will be accepted. Please make out the checks to "Furlow Fund"
You are cordially invited to join a fund raising dinner for the Palestinian Cleft Society sponsored by the Furlow Fund at the UNC Medical Foundation. The Palestinian Cleft Society (http://www.palestiniancleftsociety.com/, on Facebook as Palestinian Cleft Society, and UNC Department of Surgery, Overseas Volunteer Work in Palestine) was founded in 2007 to provide free care for Palestinian children with cleft lip and palate, and other congenital craniofacial anomalies. The Cleft Society is made up of Palestinian surgeons, speech therapists, dentists, orthodontists, geneticists, and pediatricians, as well as foreign cleft practitioners who have provided support to the Palestinian practitioners. To date, the Palestinian Cleft Society, in conjunction with the Furlow Fund, has provided free surgery and services to over 600 Palestinian children with craniofacial anomalies.
The Furlow Fund was founded in 2008 and is named after Dr. Leonard Furlow, an internationally recognized craniofacial surgeon, who trained in Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
All of the money raised will be used to provide free surgery for Palestinian children with craniofacial problems; this includes paying for surgical equipment and supplies, medicines, and feeding bottles, for the UNC-sponsored biannual surgical trips; the money will also provide resources for Palestinian practitioners to further their training.
The organizing committee would like to thank the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Middle Eastern Medical-Service Organization (MEMO) for their support.