From Peoria to Lebanon

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On August 4, 2020, the entire world witnessed the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut that caused unfathomable loss of life, permanent injuries, and widespread homelessness to the people of Lebanon.  Hospitals were damaged and overwhelmed. The medical centers that managed to stay open continue to suffer from shortages and backlog exacerbated by the financial crisis gripping the country, making medical supplies scarce and patient costs difficult to cover. The Lebanese-American community in Peoria has come together to organize a remarkable effort to provide much-needed relief.

A multi-tier benefit for LAU and the LAU Medical Centers, From Peoria to Lebanon springs from the generosity of Dr. Tony Karam, the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Scottish Rite Theatre. With an art exhibition, an art auction, and a concert by acclaimed pianist Dr. Tony Karam, this unprecedented collaboration seeks to raise relief funds for LAU Medical Centers and the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.

Please check the "Updates" section below for more information about the many events and opportunities to give. The art auction site can be viewed at bit.ly/PeoriaToLebanonArt. Dr. Tony Karam's concert will be broadcast live here on Sunday December 19, 2:30 CST. Thank you for supporting our effort to send love and help From Peoria to Lebanon!

Updates
Our Auction was a smashing success!

Thank you to all who bid in our auction, which closed last night. We'll do some calculations on the actual figure raised, but by all accounts it was a great success. The exhibition continues at the Peoria Riverfront Museum until January 9, so if you're in the area, stop by and check it out!


190 days ago by Erika Iverson
Thanks to the Itoo Society!

Thank you to our newest sponsor!

Samaritan - Itoo (Aytou) Society

We are so very grateful to our generous sponsors, who make this event possible.

196 days ago by Erika Iverson
Auction begins today!

Visit bit.ly/PeoriaToLebanonAuction to view the artworks and make your bid!

198 days ago by Erika Iverson
Zeina Nader is here to tell you about our auction!

199 days ago by Erika Iverson
Thank you to our newest sponsor!

Samaritan - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

We are so grateful! Thank you for making this event possible, and for helping our patients and our students in Lebanon.

200 days ago by Erika Iverson
Our newest sponsor, TERRA Engineering!

Thank you to our newest sponsor!

Samaritan - TERRA Engineering

We are so very grateful to our generous sponsors, who make this event possible.


205 days ago by Erika Iverson
Peoria Riverfront Museum exhibition and art auction

The remarkable artworks on display currently at the Peoria Riverfront Museum will also be up for auction beginning next week!

For more information, visit bit.ly/PeoriaToLebanonAuction

206 days ago by Erika Iverson
New Samaritan Sponsorships!

Samaritan - Dr. Joe and Linda Couri

Samaritan - Unity Point Health

We are so grateful for your generous sponsorship of From Peoria to Lebanon!

207 days ago by Erika Iverson
New Sponsorships!

Samaritan - Representative Darin LaHood

Samaritan - The David Joseph Family

Thank you again for your kind sponsorship of From Peoria to Lebanon!

211 days ago by Erika Iverson
Art Auction info!

We're very pleased to announce that items are now available for viewing at FA Auctions!  The auction won't begin for another two weeks, but you can start looking through the offerings now at bit.ly/PeoriaToLebanonAuction.

Please take a moment to peruse all of the magnificent art to be auctioned soon!


214 days ago by Erika Iverson
Newest Sponsorship!

Samaritan - Peoria Area World Affairs Council

We are so grateful for your generous sponsorship of From Peoria to Lebanon!

214 days ago by Erika Iverson
New Sponsorships to announce!

Benefactor - Dr. Floyd J. and Jenelle Rashid Families 

Samaritan - Dick and Patty LaHood

We are so very grateful to our generous sponsors, who make this event possible.

221 days ago by Erika Iverson
Concert Program Set!

We're pleased to share the program for Dr. Karam's concert on December 19th. If you are in the area, tickets are still available!

224 days ago by Erika Iverson
Save the Date-- info for the art auction coming soon!

Blue Heart, Zeina Nader

226 days ago by Erika Iverson
Upcoming concert from Dr. Tony Karam

Dr. Karam has been invited to give additional performances in Lebanon before travelling to Peoria in December. We're so grateful for his advocacy for LAU and for many causes in Lebanon!




226 days ago by Erika Iverson
In the news!


We're honored to be mentioned in this wonderful article about Fadia Ahmad's film, "Beirut, the Aftermath."

"The film will be presented from November 30th to January 9th at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Scottish Rite theater as part of a benefit supporting recovery efforts through the Lebanese American University Medical Centers. There will also be a concert at the event by accomplished pianist Dr. Tony KaramIn tandem with the showing, the Peoria Museum will feature a solo exhibit showcasing a photography series by Ahmad released as a companion to “Beirut, the Aftermath”, highlighting through pictures the major themes of her documentary."

See the full article here: https://www.bigtimedaily.com/b...


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