DC Wings of Hope Gala
Brenda Dintiman, M.D. and Reem Kaiser Tadros, M.D. recently attended the Wings of Hope Gala in Washington, D.C. The DC Wings of Hope mission is to support the medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. This year the foundation raised over $220,000 towards this important cause.
Fair Oaks Skin Care Center was a proud sponsor of this important event again this year.
The Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation is a 501(C)(3) philanthropic organization. Over the years, the Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars, raised primarily from its physician members, to charities involved with the provision of care to children; to send medical/surgical teams to hospitals in third world countries; and generally to support the northern Virginia community.
Dr. Brenda Dintiman, MSNVA Board of Director's President, attends the recent Scholarship awards. In 2011, the MSNVA Foundation provided two $2,500 scholarships to qualifying applicants.
The Grace Marie Gibbs Foundation promotes and raises awareness of heart defects in children.
INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children will be the benefactor of the 2011 golf tournament.
Dr. Dintiman and Fair Oaks Skin Care Center have renewed their commitment this year to support the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) through the Wings of Hope campaign.
Fair Oaks Skin Care Center is proud to announce it's support in the fight against Melanoma by becoming one of the sponsors of the 2010 Wing's of Hope Gala held in Potomac Falls, Virginia on November 6th.
A Mother-Daughter Weekend
Volunteering Mexican Style
(By Christine Shanahan (daughter of Brenda Dintiman, MD)
A mother-daughter weekend usually consists of a trip to the lake or a weekend in New York shopping but not this time. It was a Mother-Daughter weekend Mexican style. After hearing Dr. Roberto Estrada speak last year, my mother decided that we should try to give a little back by volunteering. Other than exchanging a few e-mails about the basic logistics of the trip, we really had no idea what to expect. I had been to Cozumel, Mexico, but Acapulco was a mystery to me. It is known for its beaches and cliff divers but we had no idea what the mountain towns of Guerrera would be like.
Even though I am 16 years old and have taken 5 years of Spanish, I still don’t feel comfortable speaking the language. I set out to go on this mother-daughter volunteer weekend. The program takes a group of dermatologists and other support people to a different town in the state of Guerrero, Mexico for a weekend of volunteering every month.
Click here to read the full story at the Women's Dermatologic Society Website.
Project Access of Northern Virginia (PANV) is a program of The MSNVA Foundation that provides specialty medical care to low-income, uninsured “safety net” patients who reside in Fairfax County and Alexandria City. Currently PANV has over 420 Physician Volunteers in more than 23 specialties and has delivered more than 1 million dollars in specialty care.
The MSNVA Foundation awards volunteer physicians for their dedicated services and support of Project Access of Northern Virginia (PANV). This year Doctor Dintiman received the top award for donating over 30 hours.