We Are Family Foundation
2017 Celebration Gala
Friday, April 28, 2017
Presented to Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award
NBA Hall of Famer
Chairman and President, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
A Tribe Called Quest
WITH A LIVE CONCERT BY
Nile Rodgers & CHIC
A Tribe Called Quest
7:30pm Dinner, Live Auction & Concert
Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, NYC
Chic & Hip Attire
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Saving Lives Through the Prevention and Treatment of Cervical Cancer: The conference will take place in the capital city of Kinshasa at the Fleuve Congo Hotel. Dr. Groesbeck Parham, renown tenured professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been invited to the Congo by DMF to deliver his presentation to the medical community. Dikembe Mutombo will join Dr. Parham in Kinshasa before the start of the conference.
Globally cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women and in Sub-Saharan Africa it is the most common cancer. Dr. Parham suggests that at least 21 million women in the Congo (under age 21) are at risk for cervical cancer. In the DRC there are about 8,000 new cases per year, and 4,000 deaths per year. In his Powerpoint presentation here in Atlanta, Dr. Parham illustrated how he and his medical team were able to build an innovative program in Zambia that has screened over 250,000 Zambian women for cervical cancer and prevented countless numbers of unnecessary deaths. The Zambian government is now leading efforts to expand this program across the nation. Dr. Parham has agreed to return to Kinshasa in May along with two Zambian nurses to train 10 nurses at the Biamba Marie Mutombo hospital and to do screenings for cervical cancer. Dr. Parham visited the DMF office back in November 2015.
Atlanta Hawks Retire Mutombo's No. 55
On Tuesday, November 24th, the Atlanta Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 during the Hawks’ game against the Boston Celtics. To honor the defensive great’s legacy, the team gave away giant Mutombo foam hands in the shape of Dikembe’s iconic finger wag. The finger featured Mutombo’s name, number, and the amount of years that Mutombo was a part of the Atlanta franchise.
Michael Lee profiles Dikembe Mutombo and how he came to Georgetown to become a doctor but Coach Thompson convinced him that he would impact more lives through basketball than with a medical degree.