“Putting hard hats on, seeing the 14-story Sarah Westman DavidsonTower rising before our very eyes, realizing the sheer size of this enormous undertaking was truly mind-boggling and inspirational,” relates Tamar Davis, Hadassah International Director of Operations, upon her return from a February visit to the Hadassah Medical Center.
Young Hadassah United Kingdom continued its buzz of energy by hosting a second exciting fundraiser on the heels of its first cocktail party in support of the Hadassah Medical Organization.
Young Hadassah Holland kicked off 2010 with a mailing to its supporters, generating over 10,000 euros for the new Young Hadassah International fundraising project: renovation of the Pediatrics Department at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus.
During a chilly day in January, Hadassah Germany's Munich Committee gathered in the Pedestrian Zone to sell German “Thueringer” hot-dog specialties, raising 6,000 euros in 3 days for the Hadassah Medical Center!
Hadassah France took the opportunity to introduce the Hadassah mission to the people of Charenton, a suburb of Paris, by hosting a presentation at its Village Hall in February.
Over 500 people learned about the Hadassah Medical Center’s humanity and state-of- the-art medicine and research during Hadassah Mexico’s February Breast Cancer Awareness Week. With Hadassah’s Breast Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Dr. Ilana Kadmon as featured speaker, 30,000 dollars was raised to support the Hadassah Medical Center as well as local projects including mammograms for disadvantaged women and financial help to a local child in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Hadassah Cuba hosted a community forum about the H1N1 epidemic in December, with Epidemiologist Lizette Perez as keynote speaker.
The Hadassah Medical Center, which joined the elite group of the world’s leading medical centers that employ the advanced remote robotic technology of the da Vinci® Surgical System, has just celebrated the first anniversary of its introduction into Hadassah’s operating rooms.
Neuroscientist Ahmed Moustafa, Ph.D., spent three months in Israel observing methodology of brain research for Parkinson’s disease at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine and training students in conducting research at the Arab Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. “It is sad,” he says, “that so many people do not benefit from Israel’s amazing, top-quality research because they are unaware of it and think of Israel as simply a political entity.”