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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

Happening today, the first woman president of Liberia and Nobel Prize Laureate, Ellen Sirleaf will be visiting Southwest Georgia to support a local health education program.

This is a very exciting time for those on the fundraising committee, they have been working hard in trying to make her excellency's time in Albany as successful as possible and its starts with getting community members involved. 


Starting at 6 tonight, President Sirleaf will be here at the Albany Museum of Art to speak about the importance of health education and explain what roles people can play in rebuilding areas to help doctors and nurses in Monrovia, Liberia.

It's a project that is currently in the works for Albany organization HEARTT,  which stands for Health Education and Relief Through Education.

Her son, James Sirleaf is the ER director of Phoebe Hospital as well as chairman of the program. Their mission is to provide medicinal assistance with treatment, training, funds, development and community outreach overseas. 

HEARTT leader, Jennifer  Vanston, says she is very honored to have President Sirleaf and hopes she sees how people in Southwest Georgia value the same ideas and practices.


The fundraising event starts at 6pm tickets are $50, VIP passes are $100.
Contact the Albany Museum of Art (229) 439-8400 for details. 

 

 

 

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