Wednesday, March 24, 2010

American Red Cross Honors Team Cleveland

The American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland has named Team Cleveland a recipient of the 2010 Hero Award in recognition of their service in Haiti.

On Thursday, May 13th, the American Red Cross will pay tribute to unsung, ordinary citizens who have performed acts of kindness and humanitarianism. These values mirror those that motivate and inspire the work of the Red Cross.

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Vanek, Dr. Jack Fitzgerald, Theresa Jackson RN, and Jean Kurdas RN. We recognize and appreciate your work, as it reminds us to act with selflessness, compassion and courage in all things.

Team Cleveland Featured in COSE Update Magazine

Click here to read an article on Team Cleveland in the most recent COSE Update Magazine. This piece is a great general overview of their time in Haiti and includes some stories not previously covered by our blog, so be sure to check it out!

COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) is the region's largest small business support organization and provides cost-effective group purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and networking and educational resources to help Northeast Ohio's small businesses grow.

Returning Pediatricians to Speak at Union Club

Tonight, March 24, at 6:00pm, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is holding an event at the Union Club. Speaking at the event are pediatricians Dr. Ximena Valdes and Dr. Marissa Herran, who both spent time in Haiti traveling to various clinics treating injured children. Joining them will be Marixa Lasso, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Latin American History at Case Western Reserve University.

Price: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members, $10 Students

Click here to reserve your ticket online, or call 216-255-9003, or e-mail them at

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is a non-profit organizations whose mission is to "engage the community of Northeast Ohio to achieve greater understanding of international relations and global issues and their impact upon our region."