2015 gala dinner

THE 2015 DESMOND TUTU
PHELOPHEPA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
November 30, 2015 | Guastavinos, New York | Red Carpet: 6:00pm

Our heartfelt congratulations to our honorees for receiving the Desmond Tutu Phelophepa Achievement Award for Excellence. These individuals have all excelled in their particular field and have made a worthwhile commitment to improving the lives of others.

This year, the funds raised are going toward a project that will see a surgical train, the PHELOPHEPA III hitting the tracks. Read more about the PHELOPHEPA III

Please join us and other celebrities, philanthropists,
and entrepreneurs at Guastavino’s, where we’ll celebrate
the success of our honorees and the success of the
Phelophepa cause – the world’s largest mobile health
care clinics that have helped over 21 million rural
South Africans in need of medical care.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to contact the offices of the AFPT and if you
can’t make the dinner, please consider making
a donation.

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OUR HONOREES


ROBERT L. JOHNSON MD, FAAP
Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

DR. KATE HERSOV
Founder & CEO, Medikidz

ANDRÉ G. SHEARER
Chairman & CEO, Cape Classics

MONICA WATKINS
Ford Model/Artist/Philanthropist

JEFFREY WRIGHT
American Film, Television & Stage Actor

THE GALA DETAILS


MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Colin A. W. Cowie
Chairman & CEO, Colin Cowie Enterprises

DATE
Monday, November 30, 2015

VENUE
Guastavino’s
409 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

DRESS
Black-tie preferred

ORDER OF EVENTS


6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception – Mingle with the celebs and honorees while sipping free African cocktails & biltong snacks

7:00 pm: Dinner & Awards – A three course dinner with a selection of main meals will be proceeded by speeches and awards

9:00 pm:Live Auction Nelson Mandela Memorabilia – We have a fantastic line-up of Nelson Mandela items that we will be auctioning off

9:30 pm: Fashion Show & Entertainment – 26 of New Yorks hottest models will be strutting the latest in fashion followed by Sindisiwe Nxumalo performing musical hits from the Lion King
This is going to be an evening fit for a king.

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ABOUT THE PHELOPHEPA TRAINS


The Phelophepa cause is…

Two unique trains that operate as mobile healthcare hospitals, bringing much needed medical and educational services to impoverished rural areas of South Africa.

With over 40 permanent staff and numerous volunteers, the train is more than a mobile hospital, it provides out-reach and educational programs and has thus far reached 23.5 million people since it rolled out in 1994, which makes it the worlds biggest mobile clinic.

Phelophepa has won…

The 2008 prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for excellence in public service delivery and the Sigma Theta Tau International’s award, for making a visible difference to the lives of people in rural areas.

ABOUT PHELOPHEPA III


The need for eye surgery…

South Africa suffers from a 100 people a day who go blind due to cataract eye complications. it is for this reason that the Phelophepa cause is looking to get a third train on Track – The PHELOPHEPA III surgical train.

 

In the planning stages …

Is the Phelophepa III eye-clinic…read more here

THE ON-BOARD CLINICS


EYE
CLINIC


The Eye Care clinic consists of pre-screening areas and refraction rooms that are fully equipped with phoroptors, eye test projection charts and biomicroscopes. Over 500,000 spectacles have been… read more

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EYE-GLASSES MADE & DISTRIBUTED

COLGATE
DENTAL CLINIC


The Dental Clinic, partially sponsored by Colgate Palmolive Company, is equipped with six dental chairs, x-ray units and state-of-the-art dental equipment.

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DENTAL X-RAYS DONE

ROCHE
HEALTH CLINIC


The Health Clinic, sponsored by Roche Ltd., focuses on health education, the treatment of minor diseases, diabetes and cancer screening. The Health Clinic registers over 18,000 patients each year… read more

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REGISTERED PATIENTS PER YEAR

PHARMACY
CLINIC


Four pharmacists and their pharmacy students educate the people on the importance of taking medication correctly, while the The Roche-sponsored pharmacy dispenses a variety of prescriptions which aren’t readily available read more

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ANNUAL PRESCRIPTIONS

EDUCATIONAL
CLINIC


The EduClinic, sponsored by Canon Collins Trust, offers basic healthcare awareness education to volunteer members of the community. read more

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PEOPLE EDUCATED ANNUALLY

PSYCHOLOGY
CLINIC


The Psychology Clinic offers solution-focused individual counseling as well as psycho-educational workshops. Over 440,000 have been treated at this clinic each… read more

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PEOPLE SEEN & COUNSELED