Midwest Syrian American Medical Society Fundraiser

Midwest Syrian American Medical Society Fundraiser
March 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Westin Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
IL 60148
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Midwest Syrian American Medical Society Fundraiser

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Midwest Chapter and Foundation, we would like to seek your support and sponsorship of our upcoming 15th Annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Westin Lombard located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148. 

SAMS is a 501(c)3 medical relief organization that works on the front lines of crisis relief, providing medical and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable individuals inside Syria, neighboring countries, and beyond. SAMS represents more than 5,000 health care providers across the U.S. through its 25 chapters nationwide. Since 2012, SAMS has provided more than 14 million medical services, and supported over 7,000 healthcare workers and more than 560 medical facilities inside Syria. SAMS continues to provide numerous specialized medical programs such as chronic care, psychosocial support centers, and mobile primary care clinics. Our programs reach the most hard-to- reach civilians inside of Syria, as well as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Turkey. In 2018, SAMS conducted 20 missions to the region, treating more than 27,000 patients. For more information on the work of SAMS please visit our website at http://www.sams-usa.net. 

The Annual Dinner is our biggest event of the year and we expect at least 300 people in attendance including many hospital administrators, medical and dental providers, humanitarians, politicians, and media from across the country. SAMS Midwest is a volunteer‐run organization. Click here for more info. 

SAMS Syrian American Medical Society provides scholarships to medical students. https://www.sams-usa.net

SAMS Syrian American Medical Society provides scholarships to medical students. https://www.sams-usa.net

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