First of all congratulations to Stan Brock for his award, he earns it in more ways than one. Below is the press release from today. Also as noted Remote Area Medical is making a second appearance in Los Angeles. Last year this was the largest RAM event put on.
CLEVELAND, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stan Brock, the humanitarian who has been delivering free health care worldwide through his nonprofit organization Remote Area Medical (RAM) for 25 years, will receive the 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize, awarded by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University on September 1 at the Inamori International Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
He joins Dr. Francis S. Collins, previous leader of the Human Genome Project, and The Honorable Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights, as winners of the prize.
A native of Great Britain and former host of the popular NBC television series "Wild Kingdom," Brock's experiences living and working as a bush pilot in the central Amazon basin of Guyana inspired him to create RAM. Brock saw firsthand how people suffer without accessible medical services.
What is kind of sad to read is this article about a RAM event that had to be cancelled in Florida, last weekend, why? Lack of volunteers and doctors cannot come from out of state to donate time.
“Because the Florida legislature will not allow health professionals licensed in other states to cross borders to deliver free health care in this state, all volunteers for a Florida based mission have to be Florida licensed.”
Remote Area Medical Making An Unprecedented 2nd Clinic Appearance in the Los Angeles Area April 27-May 3, 2010
I have the widget on the blog to check for updates as they add them to Twitter (as seen above).
Speaking of volunteers, they need them here in Los Angeles for April 27th. Ribbons will be given out ahead of the start date, so on April 25th, outside the Sports Arena at 9:00 am they will begin passing them out. This will help cut down on lines and each family member to be seen will need one.
Please find registration forms and more info at:
Again, great effort here and an award well earned and deserved for Stan Brock and Remote Area Medical. BD
A large-scale free mobile medical clinic that treated more than 6,300 uninsured and under-insured people last summer is scheduled to return to Los Angeles next month, volunteers and lawmakers said Wednesday.
Remote Area Medical, a Tennessee-based nonprofit known by the acronym RAM, plans to hold a clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena near USC from April 27 to May 3. The previous clinic was staged at the Forum in Inglewood
Free health clinic to return to Los Angeles in April [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
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