You’re invited to an inspiring afternoon benefiting women and children around the world being impacted by global health issues. Be inspired by our award-winning Keynote Speaker Sarah Thebarge as she shares stories of health, hope and restoration in the lives of women and children here at home and abroad. Join us as we celebrate our Woman of the Year Janey Pinneo and hear stories from her years on the front lines.
Humanitarian Woman of the Year Award Recipient: Janey Pinneo
Featured Speaker: Sarah Thebarge, Author and Physician
Sarah is a speaker, blogger, author and physician assistant who studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and journalism at Columbia University.
Her first book, The Invisible Girls, is a memoir that weaves her story of nearly dying of breast cancer in her 20’s together with the story of a Somali refugee family she met on a train in Portland, Oregon, as she was recovering from her cancer treatments. Her latest book, WELL, details the time she spent practicing medicine at a hospital in Togo, West Africa, which the United Nations ranked the Least Happy Country in the World. In WELL, Sarah uses medicine as a metaphor for how each of us can help to heal our beautiful, broken world.
She is a spokesperson for Vanity Fair’s Women Who Do campaign. She is also a spokesperson for Compassion International.
Sarah has practiced international medicine extensively, volunteering in Togo, the Dominican Republic and South Sudan. She also started a clinic in Kenya for children who lost their parents to AIDS. She currently lives in San Francisco.
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