Syrian American Medical Society Speaker, Film, and Fundraiser, Wednesday, April 26

Posted on 4/25/2017 9:31:22 AM

There will be a potluck dessert night, film, and speaker at Calvary Presbyterian Church, sponsored by the Refugee Working Group, on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Syrian American Medical Society.

The Syrian American Medical Society is a nonpolitical, nonprofit, medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives. SAMS provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.

This is the second fundraiser for SAMS hosted in Indiana. In 2016, enough funds were raised to benefit 250 Syrian patients on the ground in Syria and in the surrounding countries of Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan.

This event is proud to welcome a speaker, Ezz-Eldin Moukamal, president of the Pittsburgh chapter of SAMS and an internist in Monroeville, affiliated with Premier Medical Associates and Allegheny Health Network. Originally from Syria, he earned his medical degree from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His speech will be followed by the movie The White Helmets. This 40-minute movie won the Best Documentary (Short Subject) Oscar for 2016 and documents the work of organizations providing emergency medical services in Syria.

This event is free. Donations would be welcome. The Calvary Presbyterian Church is located at 695 School Street in Indiana.

The Refugee Working Group includes IUP faculty partnering with community members. Our mission is to provide education about refugee resettlement, advocate for displaced populations, and create safe spaces in the Indiana, Pennsylvania, community.

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