On September 28, the Lamp held a musical fundraiser at InsaniTea, 570 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. It was a terrific event which raised $4,500 for the Lamp. Thanks to everyone that attended! Performances included The Porchistas (“folk, hippy, rock”), Terry McCarthy (“alternative singer songwriter”), The Catbirds (“acoustic, honky-tonk”), The Passing Notes (an amazing acapella group from Montclair High School), and Julio Jean (“Haiti-inspired singing”). Many thanks to Alan Smith of The Porchistas for arranging this event!
Also present was the Lamp’s In-Country Medical Director, Dr. Barrère Hyppolite, fresh from a one week advanced seminar on TB at the Global Tuberculosis Institute of the New Jersey Medical School. Dr Hyppolite joined Lamp founder Dr James Morgan to give a brief presentation on the Lamp’s work in Haiti. Dr Hyppolite has been a marvelous leader for the Lamp since his hire in late 2011. He impressed everyone with his genuine dedication to his clients in Cité Soleil.
The performers (from top left): The Catbirds, Julio Jean, The Passing Notes, The Porchistas, Terry McCarthy