Georgina and Michael Bloomberg to be honored at 10th Annual New York FOCOS Gala
Daughter and Father Being Honored at Fundraising Gala for Their Philanthropic Efforts to Improve Public Health and Their Commitment to Other Vital Initiatives Worldwide
New York, NY (July 27, 2017) – The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine announced today that philanthropist, equestrian and author Georgina Bloomberg and her father, former 3-term New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, will be honored at the organization’s 10th Annual New York Gala on September 18, 2017 at the Mandarin Hotel. FOCOS’s mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment.
Michael and Georgina Bloomberg are devoted philanthropists for important causes both within the United States and abroad. Michael Bloomberg founded the New York City based Bloomberg Philanthropies and has pledged to donate the majority of his wealth to charity. FOCOS is honouring the Bloomberg’s to celebrate the depth and reach of their longtime commitment to helping others in need, public health and a variety of other essential causes including animal rights, the environment, the arts, government innovation and education.
“No one should have to suffer from debilitating back and spinal conditions when treatment is possible, and the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine does inspiring work that is changing lives,” said Michael R. Bloomberg who is the founder of Bloomberg LP, a philanthropist and a three-term Mayor of New York City. “Georgina and are I honoured to receive this award and glad to support such an important cause.”
The 10th Annual New York FOCOS Gala will highlight the many success of the organization over the past 19 years of work while also sharing our path forward towards sustaining our ability to provide life-saving treatment to patients from across the globe.
“We are elated to celebrate the incredibly important and far-reaching philanthropic work of Michael Bloomberg and his daughter Georgina Bloomberg, whose commitment to the welfare of people changes lives each and every day,” said Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, world renowned orthopaedic surgeon and President and Founder of FOCOS. “In addition to many other vital causes, we want to recognize the Bloomberg’s for helping us make possible the opening of FOCOS Hospital with state of the art facilities including the Bloomberg Pavilion, the centre of financial and administrative operations for our hospital.”
The mission of FOCOS is especially personal to Georgina. During a horse show in 2010, Georgina suffered a concussion and cracked vertebrae requiring surgical services much like FOCOS provides to some of its patients in Accra, Ghana.
The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) is an organization launched in the United States in 1998. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. The cases we treat are among some of the most severe in the world—many that no other team of surgeons would dare touch. With the support of our dedicated staff and volunteers and generous donors and partners, we are transforming the lives of patients throughout Africa and the world.
FOCOS has operations in the United States and Ghana. Our US operations provide funding and operational support to our Orthopedic Hospital, an ultra-modern 50-bed speciality facility providing services to adult and pediatric patients in need of orthopaedic care. Specializing in complex spine and joint replacement surgeries, the FOCOS Hospital is fully accredited to operate both inpatient and outpatient departments.