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Passport to Global Health Celebration
Date:Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
On May 16, 2013, join us on a journey into global health.
Our ninth annual Passport to Global Health Celebration will be a dynamic and inspiring event to support infectious disease research breakthroughs that are leading to new solutions against malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other devastating diseases.
We are thrilled to welcome Nicholas Kristof, celebrated author and columnist at the New York Times, who will deliver the keynote address. Imagine a world where people are healthy. Some startling statistics:
- More than 30 percent of the world’s population is latently infected with the tuberculosis bacterium.
- Nearly 500 million people get sick and one million people die from malaria each year.
- 37.2 million adults and 2.3 million children younger than 15 years are living with HIV.
At Seattle BioMed, we are committed to accelerate research to find new drugs and vaccines to combat tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS. Our scientists are utilizing new resources to find more effective ways to apply research and to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases.
Your support helps bolster our work and provides hope to millions around the globe. Will you help to accelerate the change with your support?
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About the Passport to Global Health Celebration
Seattle BioMed’s annual Passport to Global Health Celebration is hailed as Seattle’s premier global health education event when hundreds gather to hear about the latest in our field and support the Breakthrough Fund — Seattle BioMed’s sole source of unrestricted funding for infectious disease research and scientific training. Throughout the event's 8-year history, more than 4,000 people have joined Seattle BioMed to raise visibility of the need to improve health for underserved populations. During the event, guests are encouraged to make a $250 minimum ($500 for families) contribution to support Seattle BioMed's Breakthrough Fund.
Seattle BioMed appreciates all of our event sponsors, including corporate sponsors and individual table hosts, who help make sure that every dollar raised during the Passport Celebration goes to support Seattle BioMed's lifesaving research.
Please send your questions related to the Passport to Global Health Celebration to email@example.com
Passport Celebration Speakers:
2013: Nicholas Kristof, author and columnist at the New York Times
2012: A conversation about women's and children's health with global health experts Alan Aderem, Seattle BioMed; Helen Horton, Seattle BioMed; Pattrick Duffy, NIH; and Regina Rabinovich, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Moderated by King 5 News Anchor Jean Enersen.
2011: Tachi Yamada, president of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2008: Melinda Gates, co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2007: Julie Gerberding, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2006: Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
2005: Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer of bestselling global health books