The Gregory Center for Medical Missions at Palm Beach Atlantic University will host Rebecca (Becky) McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) as its spring forum speaker 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. The free event will be in the University’s DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Register online at go.pba.edu/mcdonald.
Women At Risk, International exists to create circles of protection and hope around those at-risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects. The organization addresses a variety of risk issues and has worked in more than 50 countries, including the United States. Although Women At Risk, International primarily functions as an aftercare organization, it is heavily involved in advocacy.
McDonald, who has spent three decades in international work, is a highly sought-after speaker who travels the world sharing Women At Risk, International’s passion with universities, communities, law enforcement, legal and medical societies, embassies and foreign governments and Homeland Security.
The Gregory Center for Medical Missions exists to foster the effective engagement of healthcare professionals in meeting the spiritual needs of under-served communities, both locally and around the world, via their attention to the communities’ physical and emotional health needs.
Working collaboratively with strategic partners in the Christ-first medical missions arena, the Center’s initial focus is on the profession of pharmacy – supporting awareness and implementation of best practices, providing pharmacy service-associated training, and sending well-prepared mission teams into the field.
Photo: Rebecca McDonald is the founder and president of Women At Risk, International.