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2014 Fall Fundraiser- A Family Bowling Event

On Saturday October 25, 2014 ISF will be hosting a Family Fun Night and Bowling Tournament at:

Dave & Buster’s Desert Ridge
21001 North Tatum Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona
5 – 9 PM

This event will include All Night Bowling, Dinner, Kid’s Corner, Billiards, Silent Auction and MORE!  Advance Tickets Available until October 19th

$75 Per Person or $250 for Four

For Event Registration – Click HERE



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 or the link below and click the BIG  ”FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN” button on the ISF 2014 Bowling Tournament event page .  You will be directed by Crowdrise to create a team account and fundraising page – If you already have a personal Crowdrise account, you will need to create a NEW team account. IT”S EASY – Don’t worry!

You will then make up a team of 4 people for the ISF Fall Bowling Tournament on October 25, 2014 at Dave and Buster’s.  As a team you promise to raise a minimum of $1500 for ISF.  An initial donation of $250 to your team fundraising page will register your team for the tournament.  After setting up your team account, you will receive more information from ISF about the tournament, including bowling prizes, support for your fundraiser and rewards for your fundraising success.  Each team member will be able to promote your team on social media or email using your Team Fundraising Page.

Like Prizes? If your Team Raises…

$1500 for ISF –  enjoy a party for 8 at TopGolf in Scottsdale

$2500 for ISF – Relax with a Spa Package or Day of GolF at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa for your entire team.

$5000 for ISF– Don’t Sweat it! You’re team will be staying in style with a one night hotel stay package at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa for our event

$10,000 for ISF– wow! Now that’s impressive. Each team Member will get to choose from a vacation package to Cancun or the Caribbean!

Let the games begin!

To Start your Team registration —CLICK HERE

Event Registration- Click Here

Bowling Team Sign-Up.  Click Here


Fall 2014 Fundraiser-  Lets Bowl

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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.

Bianca Shaw


Event Photos Available.  Click Here

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.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets  – 

Pre-Registration Extended!

Limited Tickets are Available at the Door!


The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E 3rd Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone:(480) 945-5551

Raffle Options:

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.

50/50 raffle

  • 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 Event

Frank Heydrich Watchescomparison
2 meteorite watches
Value: $6,000
Zulu NyalaZulu
South African Photo Safari for two
For More Info Click Here
Value: $5,950
Fairmont Southampton in BermudaBermuda Southampton
Vacation for (2)- Includes Airfare and 5 Night Stay with spa or golf
For More Info Click Here
Value: $4,065
Signed Guitar by Reba McEntire, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack
Value: $1,500
Necklace – 14KT Yellow Gold 18inch Multi-color Necklace
Value: $350

Complete List of Event Auction Items -Click Here!

Fall 2013 Fundraiser – Casino Night a Huge Success!!

On Saturday night October 12, over 390 registered guest enjoyed great food, excellent music, and the opportunity to feel the rush of casino night, amplified by the ambiance of the Music Instrument Museum in North Scottsdale.  Each and everyone of them now partners in our humanitarian efforts to provide needed spine surgical support to the less fortunate.  Thank you to all who attended, and supported the event.  Your kindness and generosity will go to help perform complex surgery for children and adults who’s poverty dictates their access to life altering surgery.

Special thanks to the event organizers Jane D’Amelio, Sarah Lossing, Bianca Shaw, and Heather Cardenas for their work, as well as the many other volunteers who made the evening a success.

May God bless you and your families.

Duane D. H. Pitt MD

Founder – International Surgical Foundation


Special thanks to our many sponsors:

Desert Institute for Spine Disorders,  Orthofix Spine, RightToyota, Medtronic Spine, Team Velocity Marketing, PJs Flowers and Events, AZ Sports Talk, Phoenix Magazine, Right Honda, Hinrichsen Jewelers, Dent Wizard, Laser Spine, Lerner & Rowe, Dream Dealers, SM, Fundacion HOMS, Parker & Sons.

Unfortunately, many of you could not make it and we would like to share with everyone the photos from the event. Please click on the link below to view the event.

View All Photos Click Here!


Fall 2013 Fundraiser – Casino Night!!

Please join ISF on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00pm for a fabulous night of “Diamonds and Dice” at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.  Take a step back in time as we re-introduce the Rat Pack era here in Arizona.  We will be offering an evening of charity gambling, silent and live auctions, and delicious hor d’oeuvres.

You will have an opportunity to win a 2013 Toyota Camry, a 1 caret diamond ring, or many other exciting prizes including prizes for best dressed.

Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person and raffle tickets for the Toyota Camry can be purchased before the event.  Please RSVP here or contact us at 480-656-4048.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Desert Institute for Spine Disorders or Right Toyota in Scottsdale.  We hope to see you there!


Register Now or Purchase Raffle Tickets!

Spring 2013 Fundraiser Dinner

March 9th / Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

On Saturday evening March 9, 2013 ISF supporters and philanthropist enjoyed a night of great entertainment and raised a significant amount of resources in support of our humanitarian efforts in the Dominican Republic.

Guest enjoyed the many silent auction items that were available, then experienced first hand the energy and excitement of a live auction conducted by Letitia Frye raising over $20,000.  Dinner provided by The Ritz-Carlton was superb as usual, and then the evening concluded with laughter as Ricardo Rocha and Reggie Walker “the white guy” kept everyone laughing with there witty monologues.

There are many great photos available of the event and you can find them at Misti Layne Images.

Click here for Photo Gallery

ISF thanks everyone in attendance for their generous support and look forward to your participation as partners in this humanitarian effort into the future.

May God bless you all and thank you.

Drs. Duane and Keila Pitt


Previous Humanitarian Effort

September 1-8, 2016 – Surgical Team Dominican Republic:

  • Orthopedic Scoliosis Surgeons: Dr. Duane Pitt -√, Dr. Jeff Wingate -√, Dr. James Maxwell  -√
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons: Dr. Luis Garcia-√
  • Anesthesiologist : Local, Local
  • Hospitalist: Dr. Keila Pitt -√, Dr. Maria Cristina Diaz
  • Surgical RN: Stefan Farrell CRNFA -√,
  • Surgical Scrub Technician x4: Todd Lehmenkuler -√, Gina Thicklin-Brown- √, Deb Escalera-√
  • Blood/Cell Saver Technician x1: Charles E. Superfon-√
  • Neuromonitoring: Ricardo Brown (JA)-√, Meredith “Jaye” Lohman-√
  • Hardware and Biologics Vendor: Ryan Kaiser (Medtronic)-√, Cody Lossing-√,
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist: Ron Goldstein-√
  • Medical Admin x2: Sara Lossing-√, Osviany Garcia-√
  • Photographer: Misti Layne -√
  • Medical Logistics Support: Jose Ramon Agramonte -√
  • IT: Gavin McKinzie-√
  • Translators- Nichole Pena (DR)-√

September 9-16, 2012

The surgical team of almost 8 members comprised of two surgeons, and support staff completed a week of 5 complex scoliosis and revision spine operations.  The shortest case was just over 3 hours and the longes case required a surgical approach from the front and back of the spine in an effort to correct the patients major (120 degree) scoliosis.  We unfortunately had to limit the number of cases as some of our equipment was held up in customs for over one week before we arrived and 3 days into our surgical week.  Once we were able to take possession of our equipment we worked well into the night as we pushed to correct patients with scoliosis, high grade spondylolisthesis, and cervical myelopathy.

We were able to conduct during this week two full days of clinic and evaluated a large number of patients who will begin the process of conservative medical management for their spine issues, and a small number will likely require surgery in the future.  We were able to schedule for September 2013 two cases, and have another potential case  that will be evaluated during a upcomming spine and scoliosis clinic.

September 2012 Surgical Team Members:

  • Scoliosis Surgeon:   Dr. Duane Pitt
  • Approach Surgeon: Dr. Adalberto Gonzalez
  • Hospitalist:   Dra. Keila Pitt
  • Surgical 1st Assistant: Stefan Farrell
  • Surgical RN:
  • Surgical Technician: Todd Lehmenkuler
  • Neuromonitoring: Lauren Hewitt
  • Hardware Vendor 1: Paul Kenney
  • Hardware Vendor 2: Dan Kamm
  • Medical Admin: Levy Mendez
  • Anesthesiologist: Local HOMS Hospital Physician
  • Medical Logistics Coordinator: Jose “Christian” Ramon Agramonte

From our work during the last 12 months, managing a scoliosis and spine clinic and two surgical weeks, we have evaluated over 150 pre-selected and screened patients with high risk problems who are now in jeopardy of neurologic issues or persistent incapacitating pain from their problem.  This screening process was performed by a local Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Richard Lopez Santana who is also donating his time to help the people of Dominican Republic.

We are in need of monetary support for the team members who are all volunteering their time and using their vacation time from work in an effort to help the less fortunate of Dominican Republic.  We ask for your donation for this worthy cause.  Your donation of as little as $50 will be very helpful to manage the logistics of moving people and surgical supplies over 4,000 miles.  There are almost 800 pounds of supplies required just to cover the surgical cases during the average surgical week.
Please help with your donation.