News at Medicine - July 2012 - Team Broken Earth supporting breast cancer research on Saturday

Team Broken Earth supporting breast cancer research on Saturday
July 27, 2012
Team Broken Earth will support breast cancer research in the Avalon Dragons’ second annual Paddle in Paradise on Saturday, July 28, at Octagon Pond.  
Faculty, staff, students and of course the public to cheers on their dragon boat team The more spectators the better!
Their first race is at 8:30 a.m. and the second race is at 11:40 a.m.   

Team Broken Earth, a group of health care professionals from Memorial University and Eastern Health just completed their sixth medical trip to Haiti. They are on a continuing mission to provide medical assistance to a country ravaged by an earthquake two years ago. The earthquake leveled the capital city of Port au Prince, killing 200,000 people and leaving more than a million people homeless.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Furey, an assistant professor of surgery at Memorial, heads up the team.  Earlier this month, Dr. Andrew Furey was interviewed by Radio Canada International.

You can listen to the interview and read more about their latest experiences online 

Team Broken Earth warming up before a Dragon Boat practice.