MJCCA’S Edgewise Speaker Series Presents Basketball Legend, Dikembe Mutombo
Join Us on February 4, 2016 to hear Former Atlanta Hawk Discuss How His Charitable Foundation is Making a Difference in the Lives of the People of the Congo The event is free and open to the Community. For more information, visit http://www.atlantajcc.org/DikembeMutombo.
It was against this sobering backdrop that NBA Hall-of-Famer and DRC-native Dikembe Mutombo set out to pivot his post-basketball energy toward improving life in his home country. In 1997, he started a foundation with the mission of improving health, education and overall quality of life for the Congolese people. A decade later — in the twilight of his playing career — he constructed the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, the capital city — creating a state-of-the-art facility that has become a bastion of high-quality care in the region and a valuable source of employment and education. Since then, the hospital has transformed health services for hundreds of thousands of local patients, and it recently completed an effort to bolster its capacity to perform safe surgery.
Democratic Republic of Congo athlete Divin Mbaya-Tshibangu, center, runs to celebrate with his team after wining silver metal in the men's 200-meter track and field during Special Olympics World Games at USC campus in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The team took home two medals. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda/ San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
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Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit @ Harvard Medical School Honoring Dikembe Mutombo
Edgewise Speaker Series Presents Dikembe Mutombo Thursday, 02-04-2016 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM MJCCA-Zaban Park • 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Dikembe Mutombo Inducted Into NBA Hall of Fame Class of 2014
April 5, 2015 -- Dick Bavetta and Dikembe Mutombo pose for a picture during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame 2014 Class Announcement at the JW Marriott on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dikembe Mutombo speaks during the Hall of Fame announcement at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner, USA Today)
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Dikembe Mutombo @ Harvard Law School
Transforming a Generation: Improving Health, Education, and Quality of Life in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Humanitarian and Basketball Legend Dikembe Mutombo sponsored by ILS, HALA, and LIDS.
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo spoke at the Harvard Law School on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Harvard Law Professor William P. Alford invited Mr. Mutombo to speak to the students about his global humanitarian work and the Biamba Marie Mutombo hospital in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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