Physicians Committee Members Share Their Passion for Compassion
Physicians Committee members recently gathered at the stunning Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., to celebrate their commitment to promoting compassion. Our Passion for Compassion luncheon and Passion Auction was a unique fundraising event where guests could mingle with each other and Physicians Committee staff while raising funds for the Physicians Committee’s vital programs. Actress and author Marilu Henner, best known for her roles on Taxi and Evening Shade, was a special guest.
Henner and Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., hosted a live auction that gave members the chance to support their favorite Physicians Committee program. Guests enthusiastically bid on eight different programs. The winning bidders listed below will have their names associated with the following programs for an entire year. We are deeply grateful to them and to all who supported this event:
Campaign to End Animal Labs in Medical Schools: Zarin Azar, M.D.
The Cancer Survivor’s Handbook Distribution: Jim Weisenbach
Humane Charity Seal of Approval Advertisements: Edmund and Barbara Wilkinson
Healthy School Lunch Campaign: Moneim Fadali, M.D.
Spanish Vegetarian Starter Kit: Moneim Fadali, M.D.
Dissection Alternatives Campaign: Kim Howe
NutritionMD.org Web Site: Zarin Azar, M.D.
Nutrition Guide for Clinicians: Darla K. Brunner and Steven R. Nussbaum
Physicians Committee Member Events
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