9/16/11

Our Club Presents Project Medishare with $20,000 in Grant Funding

On June 27, 2011 the Rotary Club of Miami Dadeland-Pinecrest represented by Nancy Brown, Club president, Mario Avalos, Andres Garganta, Club treasurer and along with senior leaders of Rotary International’s District 6990, including District Governor Todd Dayton and led by RI District 6990 Haiti Initiative Task Force Chair Noelle A. Galperin, presented Project Medicare for Haiti, Inc. with a grant commitment of $20,000 to be used for the purchase of an Elle A/B-scan Ultrasound system. The A/B-scan Ultrasound will be housed within a facility that will be providing state of the art eye care in Haiti and which will serve as a national center of excellence for eye care. This facility will provide care for indigent patients who cannot pay for care and also be a training, teaching and care facility for local ophthalmologists. Dr. Barth Green, Dr. Arthur Fournier, Dr. Enrique Ginzburg, Dr. Gillian Hotz, and Dr. Enrique Alfonso were in attendance and accepted the donation on behalf of Project Medishare.

The check was presented in honor of Dr Leonard Cherdack who was not only an optometrist who was dearly-loved in the community, he was an extraordinary Rotarian and a passionate philanthropist involved in many charities.

“We are proud to be partnering with Project Medishare once again in your efforts towards the sustainable redevelopment of Haiti,” commented Noelle A. Galperin, Chair of RI District 6990 Haiti Initiative Task Force. “After personally visiting Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare, it became immediately apparent that Project Medishare is an organization that is achieving its ambitions goals in Haiti - training Haitian doctors, nurses, and health care administrators to be the future leaders of health care in the country.”

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