La Boom! A Dance Benefit for Haiti
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd Street
A Dance Benefit for Haiti.All proceeds go toward our maternity center in Leogane, Haiti. Funds raised will directly pay birthing costs in an area hardest hit by the earthquake in 2010. 226,000 people are estimated to have died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Leogane was 4 miles from the quake’s epicenter.The quake crisis has lessened, but not the need for maternity care, and especially in the Leogane area. Maternal mortality rates in Haiti are the worst in the western hemisphere. This is because only 25% of births in Haiti are attended by a health professional. In contrast, 95% of births are attended by a health professional in the neighboring Dominican Republic.Event Details:Samba dance performance and instruction from Bella Diva DanceDance lessons, Haitian inspired appetizers, and drinks included w/ ticketTickets and Parking:Please bring printed or electronic copy of the ticket to the event.Tickets also available at the door.Limited parking at the Posner Center for International Development and street parking availableFor more information visit our website: www.globalhealthconnections.org oremail us at email@example.com.
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