Canadian Medical Teams Helping Out in Haiti

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Got a raging dance fever? There’s only one cure…

It’s a dance party! Join Team Broken Earth members past and present as we tear up the dance floor in honour of all our volunteers!  The action is all going down on Saturday, February 4th at Clovelly Golf Club.

Our own plastic surgeon, Dr. Donny Fitzpatrick, will be blowing your mind as he rocks it with The Sweet Carolyn’s from 8:30 to 9:30 pm! Then prepare to be nursed back to awesomeness with DJ Walter O’Brien! Walter is an emergency room nurse so he knows all about keeping energy up to the wee hours!

This is the prescription to help cure those winter blues! There will be a cash bar and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served throughout the night. Tickets are $25 each and doors open at 7:30 pm. See you all there!

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Team Broken Earth’s Rock Op for Haiti

Team Broken Earth’s Rock Op for Haiti is one of the TOP events of the year. Where else can you taste the talents of the very best restaurants in the city? PLUS get to hear some amazing live music while also being able to bid in an auction of awesome artwork, trips, jewelry and more. This all comes together in ONE NIGHT! It’s Team Broken Earth’s annual Rock Op for Haiti! All previous events have SOLD OUT so get your tickets ASAP! All proceeds go towards our medical missions in Haiti, Bangladesh, Nicaragua and more. Think of all you get while giving so much more! It’s the Rock Op for Haiti and it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember!

Widespread Destruction in Haiti Caused by Hurricane Matthew

October 4th, 2016, Haiti has dealt another devastating blow. Hurricane Matthew, a massive category four storm, has destroyed fragile infrastructure throughout Haiti, including a bridge collapse that isolated the capital from the southern region. There’s been severe flooding in coastal areas and a loss of life.  And now the country is now bracing for a potential outbreak of disease caused by the resulting poor sanitary conditions.

The aftermath is sure to be heartbreaking. Haiti still struggles to recover from the 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people.  Over 50,000 people in Haiti live in makeshift homes and tents. Healthcare professionals continue to treat diseases like Cholera. 80% of the rural population lives in poverty and the World Bank calls Haiti “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.”

Team Broken Earth is committed to getting a team on the ground as quickly as possible to provide the medical relief needed.  Dr. Andrew Furey, CEO of Team Broken Earth, has watched the storm with a heavy heart saying “we have so many partners, colleagues and friends on the ground in Haiti.  We have seen so much progress.  It is almost impossible to think about what a set back this will be for the country and its people.”

The hurricane is bound to make a bad situation in Haiti even worse. “So many people have no shelter against this and, in some cases, had no way of knowing how bad it would be,” Dr. Furey adds, “we all need to pull together and do what we can as soon as we can.” Relief efforts are already rallying, including Team Broken Earth, determined to be proactive in response to what guarantees to be yet another punch for a place that’s already been hit enough.

Your help and support is badly needed.  Please donate now to help team Broken Earth’s continuing medical relief effort in Haiti.

Caring for our Newest Canadians

For many new Canadians, it’s been a long, hard road to get here. In many cases, healthcare was almost a luxury in the places they come from, often unaffordable and out of reach.  There’s also sometimes a language barrier as some new Canadians are just learning English and are intimidated by this new environment. That’s what led Team Broken Earth to try something new and for the first time at home in St. John’s.

The team has partnered with long time supporters at the St. Philip’s Portugal Cove Lion’s Club as well as the Association for New Canadians to organize and conduct hearing and vision exams for our newest residents.

What can people expect? It’s a day-long clinic where Krista Hearn and Maxine Landry will be conducting the hearing tests. And optometrists Dr. Trudy Metcalfe and Dr. Christie Law will be there to conduct the vision exams.

“I can think of no better welcome to Canada than showing these people that we really care,” said Dr. Andrew Furey, CEO of Team Broken Earth. “It’s the first time we’ve organized an event like this at home and we’re all really excited to be a part of it with our friends and partners.”

The event will take place at Lion’s Club on Newtown Road on August 21st at 2 PM. For more information or to book an appointment or if you would like to volunteer your time, please reach out to Erin at

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