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  • Press: Dr. Alvear appears on Good Day PA!

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  • Events: WSF presents The Capitol Steps

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    The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “Fiscal Shades of Gray” in the Pennsylvania Ballroom at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 148 Sheraton Drive, New Cumberland, PA on 21 September 2014.

    The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old! Since then, they have appeared on “The Today Show,” “Nightline,” “CBS Evening News” and for many years in specials for National Public Radio.

    Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “Putin on a Blitz,” “You Can’t Hide This Biden Guy,” and “Greece! The Musical.” 

    If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

    In addition to the performance, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided as well as a silent auction taking place. All proceeds to benefit the World Surgical Foundation.

    Doors open at 1:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased from Whitaker Center. For ticketing information, visit whitakercenter.org or call +1 717 214ARTS (2787).

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  • Events: 2014 Tennis Tournament Registration Extended

    There is still time to register!


    Deadline for the 7th Annual Dr. W. Minster Kunkel Memorial Tennis Tournament has been extended to Sunday, 8 June 2014. The tournament is being held at West Shore Country Club (100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill, PA) on 13 June from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. WSF thanks you for your participation.


    Download the brochure and entry form to register by mail or for patron/sponsorship information. Contact Tennis Chairman, David J. Remmel, directly by phone: +1 717 7311990 or e-mail: remmeld@landmarkcr.com if you have any other questions.


    Click HERE to download the brochure and registration form.


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  • Events: 2014 Dr. W. Minster Kunkel Memorial Tennis Tournament

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    The 7th Annual Dr. W. Minster Kunkel Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held at the West Shore Country Club (100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill, PA) on Friday, 13 June 2014 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


    The tournament format is round-robin mixed doubles and limited to 32 players. Tennis will be followed by a barbecue at the pavilion. To enter contact Tennis Chairman, David J. Remmel, by phone: +1 717 7311990 or e-mail: remmeld@landmarkcr.com.


    Download the registration form to submit by mail. Deadline is 30 May 2014. Entry fee and sponsor/patron information is on the form.


    Click HERE to download the brochure and registration form.


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  • Events: WSF Community Night 2 @ Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches

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    Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches on Friendship Road next to Harrisburg Mall will be hosting another Community Night to benefit the World Surgical Foundation. Bring your family and friends to enjoy great food and great company while supporting the foundation. 25% of the cost of your meal will go directly to WSF.


    Tuesday, 13 May 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches

    Next to Harrisburg Mall

    421 Friendship Road

    Harrisburg, PA 17111

    +1 717 9205757 [for takeout orders]

    www.isaacsdeli.com [online orders use coupon code: FUND]


    You must bring the flyer with you to Isaac's if you are dining in!

    Click HERE to download and print the Isaac's Flyer.


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  • Events: WSF Community Night @ Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches

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    Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches in Silver Spring Commons will be holding a Community Night to benefit the World Surgical Foundation. Bring your family and friends to enjoy great food and great company while supporting the foundation. 25% of the cost of your meal will go directly to WSF.


    Monday, 24 March 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches

    Silver Spring Commons

    6520 Carlisle Pike

    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    +1 717 7951925 [for takeout orders]

    www.isaacsdeli.com [online orders use coupon code: FUND]


    Please bring the flyer with you to Isaac's if you are dining in!

    Click HERE to download and print the Isaac's Flyer.


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  • Mission Update: Philippines 2014 - WSF vs. Old Man Winter

    In spite of Winter Storm Pax causing flight cancellations as far away as Tokyo (NRT) to Manila (MNL) and forcing the World Surgical Foundation crew in Pennsylvania to venture out ahead of the storm on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 to Detroit (DTW), MI by bus or plane, and winter storms in Japan canceling the flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) on Thursday, 13 February, all the doctors, nurses, and volunteer staff were able to travel safely to General Santos City for WSF’s 2014 Philippines Surgical Mission.

    Sunday screening and stock room setup went smoothly as 250+ patients were placed on the schedule for the eight (8) OR stations, and 51 balikbayan boxes were inventoried and catalogued for this 6-day surgical camp. The entire crew was finally assembled on Monday at General Santos City District Hospital as the first day of surgery was well underway.

    Day 1 of surgery for this 6-day mission has come and gone with at least 40 major procedures already completed with another 200+ scheduled for the remainder of the week. WSF would like to thank Kendra Nichols and Jon Eirkson from abc27 News in Harrisburg for accompanying us. We need all the help we can get in spreading the word about the work World Surgical Foundation is doing to help reduce the surgical burden of disease in developing countries. And abc27 has been instrumental in reporting the growing and continuing need for such work in places like Honduras and the Philippines.

    Check back here for updates as the week continues. Thank you for all your help and support. Remember to tell your friends and family about WSF so we can continue to heal the world one patient at a time.


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  • Mission Status: Philippines 2014

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    The World Surgical Foundation will be screening patients for its annual surgical mission in the Philippines on 16 February 2014 at General Santos City Hospital. Surgeries are scheduled from 17 to 21 February with eight OR stations operating at the same time. WSF expects to perform at least 250 major procedures in the areas of pediatrics, plastics, urology, ENT, Maxillofacial, OB/GYN, and general as well as any emergency surgeries not already on the pre-screened patient lists plus 50 minor procedures under local anesthesia.

    After completing the mission in General Santos City, Drs. Domingo and Veneranda Alvear travel to Cebu City where WSF is holding its 3rd Annual Pull-through Mission, screening patients on 23 February 2014, and performing surgeries from 24 to 26 February. Dr. Alvear and seven local pediatric surgeons working at four OR stations are teaming up on this focused mission. Forty patients with various anorectal malformations are listed for surgery.

    World Surgical Foundation continues to hold these pull-through missions because only a limited number of patients can be helped each year. Anorectal malformations occur once in every 4,500 live births, and many of these can be corrected immediately. Patients that are unable to have corrective surgery right away receive a temporary colostomy and may have to wait years or live with a colostomy bag for life. This is where WSF steps in to change their lives by giving them a normal life instead of being ostracized and hiding in shame.


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  • Disaster Relief: Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

    World Surgical Foundation has been traveling to the Philippines for over 15 years providing medical aid to this island nation. WSF needs your help now more than ever in light of the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan. Our next mission is scheduled for February 2014. WSF president and founder, Dr. Domingo T. Alvear, will be in the Philippines at the end of the month to assess the damage and re-evaluate what supplies are needed for the upcoming surgical mission.


    Donate today!


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