If you follow me on twitter & facebook you know I attended a beautiful black tie wedding on the roof of an amazing hotel this weekend. What I didn’t share was that it was an event full of orthopedic surgeons from Chicago Rush hospital who taught me much about that area of medical that I can’t get out of my mind, and have to share.
I guess I should first say that it was very cool to hear that their area of practice in orthopedics are in the top ten in the world at chicago rush and I congratulate (and thank) them for that. I also thought it was fascinating to hear stories of how these doctors use that highest level of expertise & passion to travel to the poorest areas of the world and offer their services for free to many people in serious need. They don’t need to do that, so I seriously give them props for that kind of heart & drive.
I also found out that they were all excited to attend a very worthy charity event at one of my venues that I feel horrible for having to miss as I will be supporting a friend at the Toronto film fest, so wanted to shout it out here in effort to contribute to its much needed success by hopefully turning you on to it too!
The event aims to help the 294,000 children under the age of 18 affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions that suffer from painful swelling, stiffness, & uneven bone growth, which causes limping and inability to walk. Btw, did you know arthritis in general causes 9,000 deaths, 750,000 hospitalizations & 8,000,000 cases of problems, not to mention the over $80 billion in care & lost wages? Crazy. (check out www.hip2knees.com)
You can help by coming to the associate board of the arthritis foundation’s “annual summer shindig” this Friday September 10, 2010 from 6-9pm @ Chicago’s Rockit Bar & Grill at 22 w hubbard! cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, amazing people, great silent auction items,… and most important, all proceeds go to benefit kids suffering from Juvenile Arthritis.
Please spread the word and get a couple tickets for this great event at http://afchicago.kintera.org/SummerShindig