Professional Ambulance and The METI Project Host Boston All For One 2014 Benefit for St. Luke Foundation for Haiti

Cambridge, MA (November 2014) – Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) and The METI Project are pleased to be hosting an event to benefit the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti and St. Luke Hospital. The Boston All For One 2014 – St. Luke Foundation for Haiti party will be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mass Audubon Habitat Education and Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. The Boston event is one of 31 Christmas parties being held across the country in the second annual campaign to provide support for the St. Luke Foundation. BOSTON Xmas Campaign-02

 

The Boston All For One 2014 party will recognize the work of Dr. M Edson Augustin, Assistant Medical Director of the St. Luke Foundation, who will be in attendance. The evening will also include a photography show and sale, featuring various images of Haiti; and an auction with unique experiences such as a “CPR and Cocktails” party and an ambulance-themed birthday party. The Grammy-award winning Parker Quartet will provide musical entertainment during the evening.

 

In 2013, more than 25 cities across the United States participated in the “All for One Christmas Parties” campaign to provide financial support for the St. Luke Foundation and the St. Luke Hospital. More than 500 donors contributed over $500,000 in 2013, including $85,000 from an event hosted by designer and social activist Kenneth Cole in New York City.

 

The St. Luke Foundation is a Haitian-run organization that provides education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach to over 150,000 people per year through life-giving programs that employ over 1,000 Haitian staff. Founded in 2000, the St. Luke Programs grew out of the programs of Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs, which Father Frechette started over 25 years ago. Together, the two programs provide education to over 11,000 students annually, medical care to over 150,000 annually and employment to over 1,800 permanent staff.

 

The METI Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainability in healthcare through medical education, training, and improved infrastructure in underserved areas of the world, began collaborating with the St. Luke Foundation in 2013. Approximately every eight weeks, a team of medics, paramedic students, and emergency department staff travel to Haiti for a week to provide medical training and clinical services as needed. More than a dozen teams have now visited Haiti as part of a METI team, offering training sessions on emergency respiratory care, airway management, cardiac emergencies, trauma care, neurological issues and pediatric emergencies.

 

To purchase tickets for the All for One event, please visit slboston.eventbrite.com before December 5. For more information about The METI Project, please visit www.metiproject.org.

 

About St. Luke Foundation for Haiti

The St. Luke Foundation for Haiti is a Haitian-run organization that provides education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach to over 150,000 people per year through life giving programs that employ over 1,000 Haitian staff. Founded in 2000, the St. Luke Programs grew out of the programs of Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs, which Father Frechette started over 25 years ago. Together, the two programs provide education to over 11,000 students annually, medical care to over 150,000 annually and employment to over 1,800 permanent staff.

 

The St. Luke Mission Programs include direct service and medical care to over 60,000 patients per year. These patients are seen through a coordinated network of two hospitals, a maternity clinic, two mobile disaster response units, as well as street level psychological care, outreach and social service. In addition to providing emergency care equipped with CT scanner and digital x-ray, the St. Luke Hospital includes a high level ICU and surgery center developed in close coordination with our partners at the Mayo Clinic.

 

About Pro EMS

Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS) provides emergency medical services to the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Cambridge Fire, Police, Emergency Communications and Public Health Departments. Additionally, Pro EMS provides emergency medical services to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professional Ambulance has proudly served the citizens, students, and visitors of Cambridge for over 35 years. For more information, visit www.proems.com or call 617.492.2700.

 

About The METI Project

The METI Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sustainability in healthcare through medical education, training, and improved infrastructure in under-served areas of the world. Launched in 2013 by Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) and Pro EMS Center for MEDICS, The METI Project’s first initiative addresses critical medical needs in Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries.

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