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Thursday, September 22 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Hero Box: Service, Street Medicine, and the Growth of a Movement LIMITED

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For over 30 years, Dr. Jim Withers has traveled to underpasses, alleyways, and tent cities serving those in need — offering free healthcare to the homeless. He would eventually travel the world, connecting with those like him, real life heroes dedicated to serving those who were very much in need. Thus began a street medicine movement, one that spanned the globe.

Diving deeper into the story  we can get caught up in describing the common elements and shared characteristics of what makes a hero in our modern society. By doing so, we often lose track of the fact that people and circumstances change — that more than just one person contributes to success — and a hero’s work is never truly done.

As such, we as a society must challenge our sense of thinking about who our heroes are and the purpose they continue to serve as they continue on their life journey. This is a conversation just as much about charting new frontiers as it is about our collective ability to come to terms with the past and gather courage for the road ahead.


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Dr. Jim Withers

Founder, Operation Safety Net
In 1992, Dr. Jim Withers dressed as a homeless person and joined a formerly homeless | man to visit the street dwellers of Pittsburgh making "house calls" at night. This led to the founding of Operation Safety Net (OSN), the first full time, comprehensive medical | service of its’ kind for the unsheltered homeless. Medical care is delivered directly on | the streets, along the river banks and in the abandoned... Read More →

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Thursday September 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA

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