The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), the world’s largest charity devoted to the medical needs of children in the Middle East, will hold its annual banquet/fundraiser on October 15th at theWyndham Hotel, 12021 Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California. The event will be titled: Light of Hope: A Children’s Cancer Center in Gaza. Doors will open at 6:00pm.
Monies raised during this event will be used to construct a pediatric oncology/hematology center in the Gaza Strip. The building will be named the Dr. Musa and Suhaila Nasir Gaza Cancer Department after the husband and wife founders of the PCRF. When completed it will be the first and only children’s public oncology/hematology facility in Gaza. The PCRF has also been responsible for a similar facility in the West Bank.
Speakers will include the Chief Executive Officer of the PCRF, Steve Sosebee, and Dr. Khaled Abughazaleh, the new chair of the National Board of the PCRF who has replaced Dr. Nasir in that position. Entertainment will be provided. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with children from the Middle East who have been brought to this country, at no charge to their families, for medical treatment by the PCRF.
Tickets will be $100.00 if purchased in advance and $110.00 if purchased at the door on the night of the event. The following telephone number may be accessed to purchase tickets: 626-344-9565. The following web site may be accessed to purchase tickets online. For e mail correspondence please use the following address: PCRFSoCal@gmail.com
In the past the event has been sold out prior to the event date. It is suggested that tickets be purchased well in advance.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund sends medical teams to treat children in the Middle East on site. These teams also serve to train local medical personnel. If on site treatment is not optimum, children, and if necessary an accompanying adult, are flown to a more suitable treatment site. The PCRF provides mechanized fitted wheel chairs and fitted eyeglasses. The PCRF also provides summer camps for disabled children. Orphan sponsorship is one more PCRF program as is a Gaza mental health project.
The above PCRF services are but a few of the total. Please access the organizations national web site at www.pcrf.net for a more complete picture.