Thursday, July 22, 2010

Project CURE

Yesterday I hosted a table for an amazing organization called Project C.U.R.E. It is an organization that provides the medical supplies and equipment that medical personnel need to deliver care to people in countries that can't provide adequate health services. This year’s luncheon, sponsored by MillerCoors, honored and welcomed Mrs. Marta Martinelli, the first lady of Panama. The annual fundraising event raises awareness of global health care needs and supports the delivery of life-saving medical supplies and equipment to medical professionals, and patients under their care, in Panama and other countries that cannot afford to offer it themselves.

The First Lady of Panama Marta Martinelli gave an amazing talk about the inability to give health care to Panama's indigenous people. She gave her speech entirely in English, it was evident that it wasn't easy for her but she took the time and effort to make everyone feel like we all were one North American Family.
Check out their website here:

First Lady Marta Martinelli with Dr. Doug Jackson
Check out their website here:

Gail, Missy, Me, Lisa K, Gabrielle

It was a lovely experience. I was invited to host a table because Dr. Doug Jackson the President and CEO is a friend of ours. He lives next door to my "staycation" house and his mom makes the most delicious strawberry rhubarb pie that you have ever tasted in your life. Oh by the way, I went out on a limb and invited Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom and she graciously said yes! I loved meeting her, and she really is an adorable lady. *she just had baby number 6 two months ago!*

Ellen with a young lady in traditional Panamanian dress.

Dr. Doug Jackson and me after the event.


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful cause! So amazing how you have a heart to reach out to the world around you...