Social Entrepreneur Peg Brady to Deliver the 2005 New Jersey Female Entrepreneur Lecture

CEO of Medical Missions for Children to Speak on “Social Entrepreneurship: Keys to Success in the Nonprofit World.”

Madison, NJ (February 22, 2005) — Peg Brady, the executive director and CEO of Medical Missions for Children, an organization dedicated to serving the medical needs of catastrophically ill children in underserved U.S. and international communities, will deliver the 2005 New Jersey Female Entrepreneur Lecture on Friday, March 11. 2005. Her presentation, “Social Entrepreneurship: Keys to Success in the Nonprofit World,” is free and open to the public.

Peg Brady co-founded MMC in 1999 — taking on the task of caring for the world’s sickest children. Her vision — to bring top-flight medical care directly to the children through telecommunications technology — is working. She made 12 trips outside the US last year, visiting underserved hospitals and establishing relationships. A social entrepreneur, she has created a global network of caring, dedicated volunteers affecting the lives of thousands of ill children.

Medical Missions for Children (MMC) is located at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Typically, MMC facilitates the treatment of 1,500 children each month and has helped more than 23,500 children worldwide.

Through its Global Telemedicine & Teaching Network, a satellite and Internet-based communications platform, MMC facilitates the real-time treatment of remote, critically ill children in 36 countries. Through a licensed broadcast station, WMMC, it broadcasts an extensive program of continuing medical education and knowledge transfer.

The MMC global network encompasses pediatric healthcare facilities in Latin America, Africa, India and Eastern Europe, and the volunteer services of more than 26 tier-one U.S.-based and four international medical institutions. MMC also partners with the United Nations and the World Bank, serving as the exclusive content provider for its Global Development & Learning Network.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s nationally recognized Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is presenting the lecture in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, on the University’s College at Florham Campus in Madison, NJ. The evening includes the presentation of awards to the winning New Jersey high school students in the 2005 Business Idea Competition — a contest open to all high school students across the state who submitted their best and brightest business ideas.

A reception will be held at 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6:40 p.m. Peg Brady’s lecture and question-and-answer period with the audience begins at 7:15 p.m. Her lecture is sponsored by the Institute’s Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, providing business support, workshops and mentoring for aspiring and current women business owners.

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