Charity: Doctors' Paintings Help Young Hearts

January 23, 2010

Charity auction of Bumrungrad doctors' paintings helps children's heart surgery campaign

The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation and Bumrungrad International, in conjunction with the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand and Thailand's National Health Security Office (NHSO), held a charity exhibition and silent auction – Phap Silp... Jak Jai Mor... Soo Jai Dek ("Paintings... from doctors' hearts... to children's hearts") – at the hospital.

Bumrungrad physicians and executives with a passion for art created more than 180 paintings for the event. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Rak Jai Thai ("Healing Hearts") program, which provides free heart surgeries at Bumrungrad for needy Thai children.

Pictured (left to right):
Dr. Kavi Suvarnakich, Bumrungrad physician and art lover; Dr. Boonchob Pongpanich, President of the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand; Dr. Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon,Bumrungrad Medical Director; Mr. Mack Banner, Bumrungrad Hospital CEO; Dr. Panya Keeratihatayakorn, Senior Advisor to NHSO; Dr. Kanchana Sutthakitparn and Dr. Prapapan Nakavachara, two Bumrungrad doctors who share a passion for painting.


Three of the children who received free heart surgeries through the Rak Jai Thai program.
Dr. Kavi Suvarnakich with his painting entitled Maew Meow ("The Cat").
Dr. Prapapan Nakavachara and Palung Pan Din ("Force of the Land").
Dr. Kanchana Sutthakitparn and Nu Noi Shao Khao ("The Mountain Girl").

Send New Year cards and heal a child's heart

This New Year, sending good wishes to your friends and family also helps children in need, with special cards from Phap Silp... Jak Jai Mor... Soo Jai Dek ("Paintings... from doctors' hearts... to children's hearts"). These special cards are on sale for Baht 250 for each box of 12 cards.

All proceeds will be donated to the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation's Rak Jai Thai ("Healing Hearts"), a charity program providing free heart surgeries to underprivileged children with serious heart conditions.

Cards can be ordered at the Rak Jai Thai booth located on the Mezzanine floor of Bumrungrad's main hospital building. For more information, call 084 555 4815. ENend.gif

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