NORFOLK -- Physicians for Peace, a group dedicated to saving and changing lives all around the world, is hosting it's 8th annual black-tie gala.

The organization provides medical education and training, clinical care, and donates medical supplies to developing countries with unmet needs and scarce resources.

Physicians for Peace, headquartered in Norfolk, was established in 1989 by Dr. Charles E. Horton Sr., who devoted himself to the ideal that: If you heal someone, you help one person. If you teach someone to heal, you help many.

The group has improved lives in nearly 60 countries within Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

In 2012, Physicians for Peace completed 60 missions, involving volunteers 13,300 hours, and traveled to 14 countries.

Gala information:

Physicians for Peace 8th Annual Gala
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Saturday, November 2, 2013
6 p.m. Auction & Cocktails
7 p.m. Gala Event

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