2017 Americares Airlift Benefit
Co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and special guests Tony Goldwyn, Melissa Joan Hart, Doctor Mike Varshavski, Erica Hill, Jennifer Lahmers, Jonathan Bush Jr. and Bobby Valentine with a performance by The Millennials
Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, hosted its 30th Airlift Benefit to support its humanitarian work in the U.S. and around the world. Guests and Americares staff participated in Americares signature Airlift, in either an exciting send-off from the tarmac or climbed aboard a chartered plane and departed for a 24-hour journey to Guatemala and saw Americares health programs firsthand. Guatemala struggles with poverty and chronic shortages of medicine. Children are especially vulnerable. Americares supports a network of 300 health centers throughout the country, bringing improved health and hope to Guatemalans in need.
President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush were honored with the inaugural Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award for their extraordinary courage and commitment to humanitarian endeavors. The award, which was accepted on their behalf at the benefit by Jonathan Bush Jr., is dedicated to Americares founders Bob and Leila Macauley, ordinary citizens who saw a profound need and risked everything to make a difference.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with over $600 million in innovative health programs and quality medical aid. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
JPMorgan Chase Hangar E1- Westchester County Airport
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