Event Recap: Africa Focused Nonprofit Gala Honored Georgina & Michael Bloomberg

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The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine  honored philanthropist, equestrian and author Georgina Bloomberg and her father, former 3-term New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, at the organization’s 10th Annual New York Gala on September 18, 2017 at The Mandarin Oriental.  The 10th Annual New York FOCOS Gala highlighted the many successes of the organization over the past 19 years of work while also sharing their path forward towards sustaining their ability to provide life-saving treatment to patients from across the globe.

Midwin Charles, the founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates LLC and a contributor to Essence Magazine was the emcee for the evening.  Tony and Emmy Awards Winner, LaChanze, and Paige Frazier, who was named Dance Magazine’s Break Out star this year, performed.

The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) is an organization launched in the United States in 1998.  Their mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. The cases they treat are among some of the most severe in the world—many that no other team of surgeons would dare touch. With the support of their dedicated staff and volunteers and generous donors and partners, they are transforming the lives of patients throughout Africa and the world.

FOCOS has operations in the United States and Ghana.  Their US operations provide funding and operational support to their Orthopedic Hospital, an ultra-modern 50-bed specialty facility providing services to adult and pediatric patients in need of orthopedic care. Specializing in complex spine and joint replacement surgeries, the FOCOS Hospital is fully accredited to operate both inpatient and outpatient departments.

Photography by Karen Sterling Photography.


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