Haiti Outreach Program fundraiser to honor Paul Farmer

The Haiti Outreach Program fall fundraiser will honor the legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer.

The fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Loune Viaud, managing director at Partners in Health in Haiti and a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, is the guest of honor and keynote speaker.

Partners in Health’s mission is to bring modern medical care to impoverished areas of the world, including Haiti and Africa. Dr. Farmer, a physician and anthropologist, co-founded Partners in Health. He worked with the Haiti Outreach Program to provide health care to rural areas of Haiti.

Other speakers include Dr. Junior Bazile, former director of health in Boucan Carré, Haiti, and Dr. Jordan Pyda, who will share his experiences traveling to Haiti as a Knoxville Catholic High School student and how it influenced his life and journey into the medical profession.

Volunteers are needed. See more information and register at Haiti Outreach Program of Knoxville, Tenn., https://haitioutreachprogram.org/.

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