photos by Michael Shane

cm_connectmed2ConnectMed International hosted its 7th Annual Fundraising Gala, “An Evening in Old Hollywood,” in early November at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). The gala took attendees back in time with ’50s and ’60s Hollywood glam, and included entertainment by The Essentials featuring Simone White as well as a presentation of Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography.

ConnectMed is a Carlsbad-based nonprofit organization that improves access to surgical care for youth with congenital and acquired deformities in underserved communities, and supports sustainable healthcare through educational partnerships and interactive telemedicine networks. “About 4.8 billion people are without safe, affordable surgical care,” said ConnectMed President Dr. Amanda Gosman.“Our mission is not only dedicated to direct patient care for children and young adults with physical deformities, but strengthening local healthcare systems where our patients live so they can obtain free surgeries, specialized medical team care, and follow-ups from their local providers.” For more information visit