Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization of physicians of Indian origin in Northern Ohio. With a membership of over 300 physicians who meet regularly for educational, charitable and social events, the organization provides an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the local community and to make friendships that last.
AIPNO also provides service and aid to undeserved areas and disaster affected sites.
They held a fundraiser breakfast with proceeds going to the upcoming yatras to Guyana and India. As Ramesh Shah, Executive Director of AIPNO pointed out, a $20 donation would provide for a cataract surgery for someone in need.
AIPNO leader Ramesh Shah holds a sign showing the number of cataract surgeries that were sponsored so far that morning.
The breakfast event featured Indian food such as dosas. A dosa is a spicy Indian crepe. For the uninitiated, volunteers were on hand to explain the foods.
The food was prepared by a crew from the Saffron Patch and donations from Executive Caterers and other sponsors.
Saffron Patch cooks
Executive Caterers Team - Sharon Smutak, Harlan Diamond and Christine
The volunteer efforts of the physicians and other volunteers have reached thousands of lives. The funds raised from events like this go a long way toward saving eyesight and lives in needy parts of the world.
Learn how you can help support their mission at the AIPNO website.
Enjoy these images of volunteers, sponsors and attendees at the AIPNO breakfast.
Sudarshan Sathe, Ramesh Shah, Jaya Shah and Swathi Sathe
with Bharat Kumar, Deb Roy and and Sunil Narahari
Baiju Shah, Harlan Diamond and Ramesh Shah
Winfred and Dr. Elizabeth Balraj with Lou Frangos
Working at the sign-in table
Helen Malhotra, Viji Vijay and Sanjay Garg under the donation/raffle tree
Paramjit Singh and Ashok Pradhan PhD
Piya Roy and Mona Alag
Gita Gidwani and Kusum Mainthia
Jyothi and Dr. Murty Vuppala
Parijatha Narahari, Malathi Reddy, Anuradha Giridhar,
Giridhar Guruswami and Sunil Narahari
Sree Sreenath, Mr. Barnard, Dr. and Mrs. Vijay Patel
... with Dr. Bhupendra Patel, Dr. Bharti Patel and Sangita Bafna
.... Sudarshan Sathe, Mona Alag, Dr. Bhupinder Sawhny and Debbie Hanson
Raj Pillai, Elizabeth Balraj and Latha Pillai
Jaya Shah and Harlan Diamond
Sree Sreenath with Piya Roy
Helen Malhotra and Mona Alag
AIPNO Giving Tree
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