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.
Spring 2014 Fundraiser – Masquerade Ball
Scottsdale, Ariz., January 24, 2014 – On Saturday, March 15, 2014 the International Surgical Foundation (ISF) will be holding their annual spring fundraising event at The Venue of Scottsdale. ISF supporters from the Scottsdale area, as well as, guests from around the country will enjoy an evening of great food, dancing, and elaborate entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions. The live auction will feature vacation packages, fine watches from Frank Heydrich, jewelry and much more. Entertainment will include performances by The Shining Star band and Venetian style masquerade performers. In addition, International Surgical Foundation is pleased to honor Dr. John Nigro, pediatric heart surgeon at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, with the Heart at Home Award at the event. The International Surgical Foundation’s fundraising events continue to grow in popularity and success due to the support from local and national corporations, including Right Toyota of Scottsdale, Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, Valley Anesthesia Foundation, Integra and many others. Thank you very much for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on March 15th.
Be the “Big Spender” during the live auction
- How would you like to win cash that can only be used during the live auction? There will only be a total of 75 raffle tickets sold, each worth $50. You will have a 1/75 chance of having $3,750 to be used toward your dream vacation with only a $50 investment.
- This is a popular raffle for only $30, with a unlimited number of tickets available. At the end of the night the winner is chosen who will split the proceeds with the foundation.
Auction Items for March 2014 EventFrank Heydrich Watches 2 meteorite watches Value: $6,000 Zulu Nyala South African Photo Safari for two For More Info Click Here Value: $5,950 Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda Vacation for (2)- Includes Airfare and 5 Night Stay with spa or golf For More Info Click Here Value: $4,065 Fender Signed Guitar by Reba McEntire, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack Value: $1,500 Jewelry Necklace – 14KT Yellow Gold 18inch Multi-color Necklace Value: $350