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Healthy Women, Healthy World 2020 Luncheon

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Medical Teams International
We can’t wait to share with you what we have been doing this year! Come join us for a fun online experience. Save the date and register today.

Want to provide life-saving care for women and children around the world?  Join us for a special event. The Healthy Women, Healthy World annual luncheon is going virtual this year and we hope you will be there!

You will hear from artist and keynote speaker, Karisa Keasey, volunteer and longtime friend, Sharon Tissell, and a few of our international staff. You’ll also hear from our President and CEO, Martha Holley Newsome, about how the support of people like you is helping fight COVID-19.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how you can be the difference between despair and hope, life and death, for women and children in crisis.

Keynote Speaker: Karisa Keasey

Award-winning artist, Karisa Keasey has been using her paintings to promote social justice and amplify the voices of some of the most marginalized people in the world for over six years. She is particularly passionate about successful refugee resettlement, and women’s rights. Recently she came out with her book “When You Can’t Go Home”, following the lives of 10 refugees aside 30 of her watercolor portraits.


Humanitarian Woman of the Year Award Recipient: Sharon Tissell 

Sharon Tissell is a Registered Nurse who began volunteering with Medical Teams in 1999. In the last 20 years, Sharon has been on 16 trips, using her nursing skills to help people in crisis in places like Honduras, Ethiopia, Iraq and the Philippines. Sharon is a gift to each person she meets. Not only does she help heal people with her nursing skills, but she demonstrates love and compassion for her patients. Sharon’s peaceful demeanor and deep-rooted faith help her bring relief to people in crisis who have lost everything.