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Enloe to host Global Good Deeds event highlighting foreign service work
CHICO, Calif., April 6, 2009 – Inspired by the Three Cups of Tea Chico community book-in-common, Enloe Medical Center will host an event aimed at giving people a starting point to service work abroad. “Global Good Deeds” will provide an opportunity to chat with those who have done foreign service work in health clinics as well as for residential and school building projects. “Global Good Deeds” takes place Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, in Chico. Reservations are not required for this free event. For more information, the public may call 332-7016.
The event will be divided into two parts: displays and a panel discussion. “This is Enloe’s connection and activity inspired by Three Cups of Tea,” said Enloe’s Community Events Coordinator. “It’s the connection to our organization. We can share information about skills and provide an opportunity for people to ask questions. For people who are interested in doing work abroad, Global Good Deeds is a starting point.”
From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Enloe employees and service organizations will exhibit displays and share their stories and photo albums with attendees and answer any questions. This portion of the event will also include slideshows from trips to Africa, Asia and South America. The organizations currently slated to be among the exhibitors are Project S.A.V.E. (Salvage All Valuable Equipment), a Chico-based organization that recycles left-over medical supplies and equipment for third world countries; and Alliance for Smiles, a San Francisco-based organization that sends medical teams to provide free cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgery and create treatment centers that establish protocol for cleft treatment.
From 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., a panel of physicians and nurses experienced in foreign service work will share a brief overview of their experiences in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, including insights and tips, and answer questions on humanitarian project work. The panelists are: Orthopedic Surgeon Douglas Benson, MD and Pain Management Specialist Phyllis Cullen, MD, who are members of Enloe’s Medical Staff; as well as Enloe employees Orthopedic Medical/Surgical Charge Nurse Patti Johnson, RN, and Surgical Services Nurse Darrell Daughtery, RN. (Drs. Benson and Cullen are independent licensed practitioners not employed by Enloe Medical Center.)
In a related event, Enloe will hold a Three Cups of Tea book discussion on April 14 from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center, 1528 Esplanade, in Chico. The public is invited to bring a bag lunch and join the conversation. This is a free event and no reservation is required. Enloe does a quarterly book discussion.
Three Cups of Tea is the inspiring, adventurous and true story of a brave and generous individual, a former trauma RN who makes it his mission to promote peace one school at a time. Three Cups of Tea has been adopted as a Book in Common, not only by CSU, Chico and the Associated Students, but also by Butte College, The City of Chico, The City of Oroville, Butte County Supervisors, Butte County Library, the Chico Unified School District, Enloe Medical Center and many other community organizations and institutions.
For an events calendar, visit www.enloe.org/events.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.