International Surgical Foundation
International Surgical Foundation is a non-profit Christian based charity founded out of a need to provide to the impoverished population of the Dominican Republic and surrounding areas, the very best in surgical treatment of all spine disorders. ISF is the collaboration of many dedicated professionals, who witness first hand the extreme poverty resulting in profound neglect of many spine related problems. This has left many within the population suffering from major neurologic disorders which could have been prevented with proper clinical follow up. In Sept 2010, 6 members of one of Scottsdale Healthcare scoliosis surgical team was invited as the first spine team to support the Surgical Humanitarian Mission co-sponsored by Fundación HOMS Santiago, Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic shares the same land mass with Haiti. This island nation (Haiti) was devastated by a major earthquake thus worsening their poverty. Haiti has added to the issues facing Dominican Republic as their population is also seeking good health care and resources. There are many countries all over the world who’s poverty dictates access to medical care, leaving in its wake many of their citizens profoundly disabled, and unable to provide for themselves or their families. ISF’s long term goal is to expand its operation to other countries within the Caribbean and Central America. It was the surgical mission to Santiago, Dominican Republic, that sparked the interest of this highly trained group of medical professionals in creating this non-profit organization in an effort to prevent life and limb threatening conditions from plaguing the under-served men, women, and children in the Caribbean and South America. Our dedication to the care and treatment of those with spine related issues has extended well beyond the patients of Arizona. Our dream to provide much needed spine related surgical services to a population whose access to treatment and health care is profoundly limited due to their economics, has become a reality through the development of this foundation.
2014 Fall Fundraiser- A Family Bowling Event
This is great…you’ve been invited to help raise money for ISF Fall Bowling Tournament 2014 benefiting INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL FOUNDATION.
Simply go to the Ad on the right and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you’ll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.
You will then create a team of 4 people for the ISF Fall Bowling Tournament on October 25, 2014 at Dave and Buster’s in Phoenix, AZ. As a team you promise to raise a minimum of $1500 for ISF. An initial donation of $100 for your team will register you for the tournament. After registering your team, you will receive more information from ISF about the tournament, including bowling prizes and rewards for your fundraising success. Prizes for top fundraisers include golf, spa and vacation packages!! Let the games begin!
Go to this website to start…
March 2014 Fundraiser Masquerade Ball was a Success!
In the words of John F. Kennedy “We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” To all of those who joined us on March 16th 2014 at The Venue Scottsdale we want to thank you from the bottom of hearts as your participation and efforts are much appreciated. With these contributions and continuous efforts, we are able to move forward this September as a surgical team of 41 people will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to preform 7 reconstructive spine surgeries with the idea of enhancing those 7 lives. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in the future and may God Bless you and your family.