July 27, 2010 For more than 25 years, the International Medical Corps has been working to relieve the suffering of people impacted by war, natural disaster and disease. They do so by raising the funds to provide vital health care services to these areas so that they can help devastated populations to return to being self-reliant. As part of their endeavors, they have many creative means that they use to raise much needed funds. They have information sessions and fundraising events in people’s homes in the United States from Los Angeles to Larchmont, New York where they were hosted in the home of Dr. Larry Jaeger. International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance. The hallmarks of International Medical Corps’ programs are: Sustainability in programming through ensuring quality, value and excellence in all international and domestic work. Care for the communities we support enshrined in our commitment, responsibility and responsiveness to the needs and priorities for the communities we serve Engagement through improving awareness and access to information, seeking out bold and innovative approaches to difficult and pressing challenges, and seizing opportunities for synergy through partnerships and collaboration. Transparency as a result of our commitment to the communities we serve, through the establishment of productive working relationships and our pledge to operate openly and inclusively. Accountability to the communities where International Medical Corps works, as well as with displaced persons and refugees. Global Lessons harnessed to inform and improve future interventions by applying context-appropriate approaches where applicable, and avoiding pitfalls through lessons learned in previous experiences. Larry Jaeger is an experienced Board Certified Dermatologist and the owner and founder of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York.