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By Jennifer Browning

Vodou Saints: Tales of Life, Death and Resurrection for Haiti written by Project Medishare co-Founder Dr. Arthur Fournier is now available on your favorite e-book.

Dr. Fournier has written Project Medishare’s story, from the beginning through the earthquake and the recent cholera epidemic. In the process, Dr. Fournier provides inspiring stories of the courage and resilience of the Haitian people.

An account of Dr. Fournier’s travel through the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti, through Vodou Saints he shares lessons of life and death, courage and resilience as he joins with Haitians dealing with the aftermath of the world’s largest natural disaster. As he recounts stories of the special care needed for patients with AIDS, Dr. Fournier reveals a personal family tragedy that brings the story full circle.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Project Medishare for Haiti.

Find Vodou Saints for your favorite electronic reader below:

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Also available on Google and through Apple iBooks.

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The InterContinental Miami is preparing its second annual Chefs With a Purpose: Haiti fundraising event for March 30, 2011 benefiting Project Medishare for Haiti, Inc. and International Firefighters Assistance, Inc. (IFA).

Both organizations have been providing assistance to Haiti well before the 2010 earthquake and were present, ready to assist, in the Port-Au-Prince ‘ground zero’ at the moment tragedy struck.  This year, the organizations are joining forces and leveraging their resources to collaborate on efforts to train emergency responders and critical care medical workers in Haiti

The Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti event was conceived after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010.  At the time, the InterContinental Miami reached out to its staff to determine how many were from and/or had family in Haiti.  Nearly 90 employees, approximately one-fifth of the hotel’s staff, were affected.   The hotel assisted its employees and families in a variety of ways such as assistance in locating lost loved ones and monetary and product donations.  The fundraising event was created shortly thereafter to be able to have a greater reach in assisting the people of Haiti.

The InterContinental Miami organizes this event by donating its staff time and event space and services with 100 percent of the event proceeds going the Project Medishare and IFA.

Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti was born of compassion and the urgency to partner with local community organizations in the relief efforts.  We are honored to partner for the second year with International Firefighters Assistance and to begin a new partnership with Project Medishare,“ Robert Hill, General Manager of the InterContinental Miami said. “One year later, this event takes on a greater importance because Haiti is not forgotten.  More than ever we need to continue to promote awareness and provide much needed help that is still required.“

Dr. Barth A. Green, Co-Founder and President of Project Medishare is delighted about the partnership between his organization and Chefs with a Purpose: Haiti.

Project Medishare serves hundreds of thousands of people throughout Haiti with programs ranging from community health and development to trauma and critical care,” Dr. Green said.  “The most important ingredients in our recipe for Haiti are creating infrastructure and sustainable programs including capacity building (i.e. train the trainers) which are all mixed together to create a final product labeled long-term commitment.”

Lt. Nate Lasseur, Founder and President of International Firefighters Assistance, said he too feels fortunate to be partnering with both InterContinental Miami and Project Medishare.

“There is strength in unity and we feel so fortunate to be partnering with the InterContinental Miami again, as well as Project Medishare,” Lt. Lasseur said.  “Together we can leverage resources to do more and empower the Haitian people to respond to and prevent the numerous public safety and health concerns they face.  We can’t stop emergencies from occurring, but we can help Haiti better prepare for them.”

Guests of Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti will be greeted with music of renowned Haitian performers Mushy Widmaier and Phyllisia Ross.  The event will feature over 20 tasting stations each offering a signature menu item by the participating top chefs.  The evening’s silent auction will feature items ranging from hotel stays, unique dining experiences, art and other luxury items. A new addition this year is a Haitian art exhibit by Michele Frisch, Haiti’s leading art curator and collector. From March 16 through April 6, the lobby of the InterContinental Miami will feature Haitian art from the Galerie Marassa collection and coincide with arteaméricas, the premier fair of art from Latin America.

Advanced purchase tickets are $80 and will available starting Friday, February 18 here.

Chefs With A Purpose’s website will also feature updates on the chefs and the evening festivities as it becomes available.

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Vodou Saints: Tales of Life, Death and Resurrection for Haiti by Dr. Arthur Fournier will be available for Kindle, Nook, Sony and iPad February 21.

Vodou Saints: Tales of Life, Death and Resurrection for Haiti written by Project Medishare co-Founder Dr. Arthur Fournier will soon be available on your favorite e-book.

Dr. Fournier has written Project Medishare’s story, from the beginning through the earthquake and the recent cholera epidemic.In the process, Dr. Fournier provides inspiring stories of the courage and resilience of the Haitian people.

Vodou Saints: Tales of Life, Death and Resurrection for Haiti will be available for download on your favorite electronic reader February 21. All proceeds benefit Project Medishare.

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By Jennifer Browning

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund presented Project Medishare with a $25,000 check to assist with the on-going relief efforts at their game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 18. An initial $25,000 donation was presented to Project Medishare in Haiti in June 2010. Photo courtesy of Kelly Arison.

In observance of the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Miami HEAT honored the victims and the survivors of the catastrophe during their road games against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 12 and the Denver Nuggets on January 13.

During player warm ups, the Clippers and the Nuggets joined the HEAT in wearing special shooting shirts featuring a Save Haiti logo designed by South Florida artist Romero Britto.

When the HEAT returned to Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena last week at their game against the Atlanta Hawks, the team, through The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund presented Project Medishare with a $25,000 check to assist with the on-going relief efforts.

Thank you Miami HEAT, Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers for showing your support to Haiti and for Project Medishare’s ongoing relief efforts there!!

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Miami’s WPLG Channel 10’s Calvin Hughes features Project Medishare’s work at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM).  The hospital is the only critical care facility in Haiti, and is continuing to make a difference one year after the devastating earthquake.

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