October 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm
October 26, 2016 - 8:00 pm
AddressThe Blue, Boca Resort 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. View map
Join Association for Women in Communications, South Florida for our monthly Meetup at the blue, Boca Raton Resort. Our guest of honor is full time global humanitarian volunteer Dr. Alison Thompson, founder of Third Wave Volunteers and Exec Director of FAARM. She has been a full time humanitarian volunteer for the past 16 years running refugee camps and field hospitals around the world after working as a first responder on the Sept 11th 2001 attacks.
She has run internally displaced persons camps in Sri Lanka, Haiti and around the world and was appointed as the first official Ambassador to the Haitian Ministry of Environment in 2012 where she works in reforestation and cholera initiatives. Alison is fondly known as the “Angel of Galle” in Sri Lanka and the “Angel of Light” in Nepal and in 2015 was honored at Loyola Chicago University with an Honorary ‘Doctorate of Letters’, in the ‘Humanities’, where she also gave the commencement speech.
Alison is an MCI Disaster Specialist, Mathematician, Author, Anthropologist, Filmmaker, Rescue Paramedic and Doctor. In Haiti she co-founded We Advance, an organization dedicated to combating gender-based violence and advancing the health and safety of women and children throughout the dangerous Cite Soleil slums.
Dr. Alison Thompson is our October honoree Communicator of the Month!
Try to make it on time; the sunset view at the venue is breathtaking from the top floor of a 27-story tower.
$20 donations at door includes Swag Bags. Attendees enjoys Happy Hour drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There will be raffle prizes and silent auction.
100% proceeds goes to Dr. Alison Thompson’s Fundraiser: Solar Lights for Haitian Families wiped out by Hurricane Matthew. https://www.crowdrise.com/
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. Boca Resort is a private club so you must RSVP to gain entrance.
Event hashtag: #light4haiti
Dr. Alison Thompson is our October Honoree Communicator of the Month! Try to make it on time; the sunset view at the venue is breathtaking from the top floor of a 27-story tower.Join This Event!