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2017-11-13 Print

MedShare Honors Former CDC Head with 2017 Humanitarian Award


Tom Frieden will accept the award at MedShare’s 7th Annual Share the Good Gala benefitting global health.

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Secaucus, NJ -- MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to global health, will host their seventh annual Share the Good Gala on November 16th. Honoring President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolve to Save Lives and Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden, for his commitment to improved healthcare for underserved communities. Thomas McPartland, Chief Executive Officer of ELMA Philanthropies Services, will also speak, addressing ELMA’s response to global disasters and sustainable solutions to public health crises.

“Dr. Frieden’s efforts to expand access to quality healthcare cannot be overstated. We are honored to call him a friend of MedShare and present him with this award,” said Charles Redding, CEO and President of MedShare. “This year’s event will be especially important to MedShare as we usher in our 20th anniversary and celebrate two decades of improving the quality of life of people and our planet.” MedShare Board Member and Northeast Council Chair, Sandra Tytel, said, “When you give to MedShare, you’re giving to people who would otherwise go without care. We look forward to celebrating our supporters’ enormous impact around the world at the Gala.”

Presented by Paul Hastings, the Share the Good Gala will include live entertainment (jazz), and a live auction benefitting MedShare’s global mission. For two decades, MedShare has delivered lifesaving medical supplies and equipment to 19 million patients in 100 countries, all while strengthening global health systems. MedShare has offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, and New York metropolitan areas. Charity Navigator has ranked MedShare as a Four-Star Charity for 13 consecutive years, placing us in the top 1% of all nonprofits in the U.S. Visit www.medshare.org/share-good-gala for ticket information.

Sponsors: Paul Hastings, Laureen and Ragnar Knutsen, Sandra and Howard Tytel, Faye and Alan Adler, Henry Schein, Medtronic, Nothwell Health, Renee and Charlie Evans, Deborah and Michael Irwin, Eli Katus, M.D. and Cliff Katus, M.D., Donna M. Tona, Jacqueline and Warren Wasp


About MedShare

MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. In 2018, MedShare will be celebrating 20 years of impacting its local and global communities. For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www.medshare.org.


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Contact Info
MedShare
701 Penhorn Avenue, Unit #3
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Phone: 2018666090

Website: http://www.medshare.org