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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Engineering World Health fundraiser 

Friends of the Clarion Content, Engineering World Health are holding their annual fundraiser all day this Thursday at Alivia's bistro on the corner of Gregson and West Main Streets.

Engineering World Health is a good cause. It is a non-profit that mobilizes the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in hospitals that serve the poorest communities of the developing world.

For example, after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti recently, Engineering World Health gathered teams of biomedical engineers to fly into the country immediately to begin repairing hospital instruments and equipment.

They also, through a network of university-based chapters and contract with Duke University, manage summer programs that send student biomedical engineers to developing country hospitals where they help with repairs, upfits and new installations.

Engineering World Health also sponsors continuing education training sessions on biomedical equipment technology in lesser developed countries, as well as science seminars right here in North Carolina designed to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literacy and enthusiasm among our k-12 students.

A portion of all food and drink sales from Alivia's Thursday will be donated to Engineering World Health. There will be a silent auction from 6pm to 9 pm with some really good prizes, including gift certificates to local restaurants, a weekend get-a-way at the Grove Park Inn, dance lessons and more.

So come out to Alivia's this Thursday to support a good cause.

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Thanks, Aaron! Looking forward to seeing everyone there. -Justin
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