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Take Care of Them Like My Own, Book Launch and Celebration

Sponsored by Friends of Dr. Ala Stanford

Aug 06, 2024
6:00 PM


Join Us for An Evening of Celebration and Enlightening Conversation as we Commemorate the Book Release of Take Care of Them Like My Own: Faith, Fortitude and a Surgeon’s Fight for Health Justice, Sponsored by Friends of Dr. Ala Stanford.

Philadelphia native and founder of the Black Doctors Consortium, Dr. Ala Stanford’s insightful new book highlights the devastating racial injustices in our healthcare system. Part memoir, part manifesto for health equality and justice, Take Care of Them Like My Own offers urgent lessons about the power of communities working together to take care of one another and the importance of fighting for a healthcare system that truly fulfills its promise to all Americans.

Sheinelle Jones - TODAY Co-Host and NBC News Correspondent 

Special Musical Guests:
Like My Own Community Choir: A Combined Philadelphia Mass Choir
Co-Music Director / Composer 
Dr. Jay Fluellen and Ms. Lauren Thomas

4:00pm - 5:00pm Private VIP Book signing 
5:00pm - 6:00pm Private VIP Reception  
6:00pm - 7:30pm Conversation with Sheinelle Jones and Dr. Ala Stanford And More Special Appearances!

$200 Includes Book; Book signing; Photo Line; VIP reception and event 
$100 Includes Book and Main Event 
$50   For Attendees age 62 years and older.* Includes Book and Main Event
$35   For Students* Includes Book and Main Event

*Please bring your ID for discounted tickets 

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to 501c3 It Takes Philly, Inc. / Black Doctors Consortium.

This is a facility rental event presented by an independent organization.

DR. ALA STANFORD is a pediatric surgeon, founder of the Black Doctors Consortium, and a national leader in health equity. She serves as a health care policy advisor and is a former regional director of the US Department of Health and Human Services of the mid-Atlantic appointed by President Biden. Dr. Stanford is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Arts and Sciences with additional appointments in Perelman School of Medicine and Annenberg School for Communication. A practicing physician for over twenty years and the founder of R.E.A.L. Concierge Medicine, Dr. Stanford is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in both pediatric and adult general surgery. She is a medical and health correspondent for national media outlets. She lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and children.

Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Dr. Ala Stanford Talks New Book.

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