Thursday's Taste of Morocco Thursday benefits Physicians for Peace

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 12:43 PM

NORFOLK- Omar Boukhriss, owner of Omar’s Carriage House, invites you to join him and many others as they celebrate the international work of Physicians for Peace at The Boathouse, located inside Waterside in downtown Norfolk.

On Thursday, June 13th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy live entertainment including belly dancers, food and drinks.

This is the third event that Omar Boukhriss has thrown on the organization’s behalf. For more than 12 years, Boukhriss has been a friend and supporter of Physicians for Peace. In May 2010, Boukhriss joined Physicians for Peace on a mission to Fes, the third largest city in Morocco, where he acted as a translator and cultural liaison for an 18 member medical team. He plans to join another mission this summer.

Tickets are $40 each with all proceeds benefitting Physicians for Peace. Buy them at Omar’s Carriage House or you can call 757-625-7569 or go to the event Website.

Physicians for Peace is an international non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteer healthcare professionals to assist developing nations with unmet needs and scare resources. Through effective, hands-on medical education and training, clinical care and donated medical supplies, Physicians for Peace develops long-term, sustainable, replicable and evidence-based programs to help partner nations build medical capability and capacity to help themselves. Since 1989, International Medical Educators have conducted medical missions in more than 60 countries. In 2014, the organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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