Annual Poverty Awareness Banquet

Published 04/28 2014 07:13AM

Updated 04/28 2014 07:35AM

TTUHSC School of Medicine students are hosting the Poverty Awareness Banquet on May 2.

The Fifth Annual Dollar-A-Day: A Poverty Awareness Event will be from 6 to 8 the Legacy Event Center Ballroom located at 1500 14th St.

All proceeds will go to Breedlove Foods Inc., the only commercial-sized non profit processor of food that has distributed more than 1.02 billion servings of food globally.

Upon arrival, guests will participate in interactive presentations on the broad spectrum of living conditions in countries around the world.

The guest speaker will be John Thomas, M.D., founder of Operation Hope and a renowned surgeon in Lubbock. Operation Hope is a locally-based non profit organization that seeks to provide medical support and community aid in developing countries around the world.  Thomas has worked in Bolivia, Malawi, Kenya and India, and most recently in Iraq and Haiti. 

The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the TTUHSC Office of Global Health from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 2B410.

For more information, call (806) 743-2900 or email Heather Baumann at

Mobile users click here to see the full interview as seen on KLBK This Morning.

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