Saturday, August 31, 2013, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
An evening hosted by photographer/humantarian Wayne Schoenfeld, and coordinated with his partner in New Democracy Productions, John Grimshaw. Attending will be Angelo Capozzi, MD, co-Founder of Rotaplast. We will be announcing our newest film effort, now in pre-production, Rotaplast's Mission in September 2013 to Monrovia, Liberia.
Rotaplast International is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization providing free reconstructive operations and treatment for children in need worldwide. We provide long-term solutions by funding and mentoring local physicians; launching public education projects; and advancing research. Through collaborative programs throughout the world, Rotaplast efforts expand far beyond surgical intervention and help foster international goodwill, peace and understanding.
The goal of Rotaplast International is to eliminate the incidence of untreated cleft lips and palates in children worldwide by the year 2025. Rotaplast will employ the following strategies to reach this goal:
Facilitate medical missions to provide surgical intervention for children who are not able to receive treatment or who are in need of more complicated medical procedures than can be provided by local physicians.
Counsel families about ways of reducing the incidence cleft palate anomalies through diet, vitamin supplementation, and life style changes.
Collaborate with local health professionals on follow-up care and on development of comprehensive cleft palate programs where feasible.
Learn about the incidence and causes of cleft lip and palate anomalies, including both genetic and environmental factors.
Educate local physicians and specialists by urging them to work with our teams to broaden their skills in treating cleft anomalies.
Foster international goodwill and fellowship by working with Rotarians as well as with health officials in host countries.
Presenting the photography of Wayne Schoenfeld
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg. D, Space 5
Santa Monica, CA 90402 US