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Seventh Annual Gala to benefit the Prevention of Blindness in Lebanon

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The Foundation will dedicate proceeds from the gala to the prevention of blindness at Saint George Hospital and cover the necessary expenses for patients in need to come to the Hospital for this purpose. All donations are tax exempt to the full extent of the law.

Gala Information

Saturday March 3, 2018
Cocktails: 6:30PM
Dinner and Dancing: 7:30PM
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Presented our Make a Difference Award to:
Dr. Dimitri Azar
Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine
Senior Director of Ophthalmic Innovation at Verily Life Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology, Bioengineering and Pharmacology at UIC

Mrs. Marsha Nelms Muawwad
CEO Strategist and Consultant to ExecuNet

"Music from the Arab World" Performance by A.J. Racy, PhD
Internationally-acclaimed performer, composer and Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA 
Irish Dance Performance by Joe Duffey and Roisin Murray
Renowned dancers from acclaimed show Lord of the Dance

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