Garden City, NY, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) hosted a private concert on Monday, April 8th, benefiting ReSurge International, a charitable organization that provides free reconstructive surgery and medical training to the underserved in developing countries. The concert, which was fully underwritten by LIPSG, featured Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Popper, of Blues Traveler. The event, which was accessible not via ticket purchase, but via donations to ReSurge International, drew 130 Long Islanders to My Father’s Place in Roslyn and raised upwards of $30,000 for the Dr. Vincent DiGregorio Fellowship Fund at ReSurge International.
“This concert was a great opportunity to contribute to an incredible cause,” said Dr. Thomas A. Davenport, a board-certified plastic surgeon at LIPSG and an active volunteer with ReSurge International. “The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group partnership with ReSurge International is a unique and important part of our group, and we want to create awareness about it within the community.”
The funds raised at the event will go towards continuing ReSurge International’s mission of providing life-changing surgical procedures and training to medical providers in developing countries all over the world.
“Our partnership with LIPSG is vital to our mission of providing safe reconstructive surgical care to the underserved in developing countries,” said Jeff Whisenant, ReSurge president, and CEO. “Through events like this and through generous donations of their time to treat our patients and train young surgeons, LIPSG surgeons have transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world.”
About Long Island Plastic Surgical Group:
LIPSG comprises 21 plastic surgeons and is the oldest and largest private and academic plastic surgery practice in the United States. LIPSG’s main facility is located in Garden City, NY, and the practice has additional offices in East Hills, Babylon, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, Huntington, and Westchester. LIPSG also operates Deep Blue Med Spa, which offers clinically proven skin rejuvenation procedures, the New York Plastic Surgical Group, a division of LIPSG, and Dr.STITCH, a 24/7 on-call service and hotline. LIPSG surgeons also do extensive international charity surgery work through their support of ReSurge International.
About ReSurge International:
ReSurge International provides people in developing countries with life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe, timely and affordable. Through its programs, the organization trains the next generation of reconstructive surgeons in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. ReSurge also partners with select surgeons in developing countries to create a sustainable business model through which they may provide high-quality reconstructive surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote areas. ReSurge is committed to its mission of transforming the lives of people who face monumental barriers to access high-quality surgical care.