U.H.M.L.A. stands for Unidad Hospitalaria Movil Latinoamerica or Latin America Mobile Hospital Unit. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes surgeons, nurses, medical professionals, and a network of volunteers to execute medical [service] trips throughout Latin America.

Our mission and vision is to bring healthcare to Latin America where it is needed most by delivering medical and surgical care through periodic and scheduled visits to underserved areas.

We have now operated on more than 200 patients in Guatemala and Honduras, where we have established sites for repeated visits. In partnership with the Asociación Compañeros para Cirugía (ACPA) in Guatemala and Hombro a Hombro (HaH) in Honduras, we have been able to reach Mayans from the most impoverished areas in Central America. We also plan to extend our mission to South América, beginning with Ecuador and Perú. Ultimately, we envision U.H.M.L.A. to be in constant motion from country to country and ready to respond to emergencies, such as those produced by natural disasters within the region. 

We believe that crossing borders to relieve suffering builds long lasting relationships amongst our doctors, Latin American doctors, and patients, fostering improved medical attention in underserved populations in Latin America. 

We foresee a bright future for U.H.M.L.A. It is the U.H.M.L.A. Board's hope to eventually develop a caravan-type service to be able to provide efficient and swift relief to many communities in Central and South America, especially emergency relief. Follow U.H.M.L.A. as we grow our organization and please contact us if you'd like to get involved! 

UHMLA Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROLANDO ROLANDELLI, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center

EDWARD MCLEAN, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center

WILLIAM DIEHL, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center

GERALD LEFEVER, MD, PHD, Morristown Medical Center

ZUBIN BAMBOAT, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center

DANIEL CHUNG, MD, Morristown Medical Center

ISAAC SPITERI, MD, Morristown Medical Center

MICHAEL KUCHERA, MD, Morristown Medical Center

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Join Us!

In order to continue making a difference in the lives of our patients, U.H.M.L.A. needs your support. On Friday, October 27th, 2017 we will host a "Casino Royale" at the Grand Summit Hotel. The event will take place from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. This exciting event has something for everyone. The evening offers a James Bond-themed, black tie optional affair of hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, casino games, live music, raffles, door prizes, live and silent auctions, and more! Each ticket includes $100 worth of play money, per person. Please join us for a great night of fun and contribute to UHMLA's mission.

You may also purchase tickets, sponsorship packages, or ad packages by mailing a check or money order to U.H.M.L.A's headquarters: payable to UHMLA Inc., 1575 River Road East, Bedminster, NJ07921. Please clearly indicate your name, address, number of attendees, and/or sponsorship preferences should you choose to mail your ticket or package purchases. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to UHMLA liaison Monica Grzelak at monica.uhmla@gmail.com.

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CASINO ROYALE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2017 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM GRAND SUMMIT HOTEL

WELCOME TO CASINO ROYALE

This event is the result of the generous effort of many volunteers, donors, and sponsors to whom we are deeply grateful.

 

PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING

7:00 PM: Doors Open

7:30 PM: Casino Opens

8:00 PM: Address by Dr. Rolando Rolandelli

10:15 PM: Silent Auction Closes

10:25 PM: Casino Closes

10:35 PM: Live Auction Begins

10:45 PM: Basket Drawings

11:00 PM: Conclusion of Events

Live Entertainment by: THE DOWDEN BROTHERS BAND

CASINO ROYALE COMMITTEE

Patricia & Carl Stopper, Hillary Rush, Susan Ardrey, Lucia Griffin, Patty Vorel, Monica Grzelak. Catherine Nitto

 

SILENT AUCTION RULES

To place a bid, please print your phone number and the amount of your bid on the next available line of the bid sheet. Opening bids and bidding increments are noted on the top of each bid sheet.

All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds. The winner assumes responsibility and liability for the item won.

Bidding closes at 10:15 PM

Payments may be made in cash, check, or credit card. Please make checks payable to UHMLA Inc.

All silent auction items must be paid by 11:00 PM and may be removed from table upon payment.

Unless otherwise specified, all personal services will be performed at a time and place mutually agreed upon within one year of the event.

The winner waives any claim for liability against either UHMLA or the donor of property or services. Neither UHMLA nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damage to property that may result from the use of property or services.

We have made every attempt to give each item a fair market value. However, not being certified appraisers, we cannot guarantee the deductible amount of your purchase allowed by the IRS. Please consult your tax advisor concerning this matter.

DOOR PRIZES

1. A SELECTION OF SIX BOUND RUGS

◊ Sizes 6x8 and 6x11

◊ Total Value = $400 - $800 each

Contributed by J & S Flooring

2. FIVE FRAMED PIECES OF ARTWORK

◊ Total Value = approximately $300 each

Contributed by Terry & Jim Youngelson and The Rolandelli Family

3. FIVE PIECES OF COSTUME JEWELRY FROM DESIGNER TAMMY WAGNER

◊ Total Value = $100 each

Contributed by Richard Ferrara

Door prizes to be awarded throughout the evening by drawing winners from a deck of cards. Only 52 cards in total will be sold for this event, giving participants a 30% chance to win! Each card costs $50.00 and may be purchased with check or cash at the Door Prize table. The owner of the first winning card drawn will get their first pick of all 16 prizes, then the second winner will get their pick of the remaining 15....and so on. Decorate your room or yourself with these beautiful items!

RAFFLE ITEMS

1. BEST CUP OF JOE

◊ $55 in gift cards ◊ Coffee ◊ Tazo tea bags ◊ Signature cold and hot cups ◊ Assorted snacks ◊ Total Value = $130

Contributed by Lucia Griffin & Starbucks

2. A FRESH LOOK

◊ Coach Purse ◊ Gift card for classic facial at B Polished Salon and

Spa, Morris Plains ◊ Total Value = $285

Contributed by Catherine Nitto & the B Polished Salon

3. WHISKEY IN THE JUG

◊ Macallan 15 years ◊ Glenlivet 12 years ◊ Oban Little Bay ◊ Special Blend from BruichladdichScotland ◊ 4 Glasses ◊ Total Value = $250

Contributed by the Stopper Family

4. ITALIAN DINNER

◊ $30 gift card for M&M Perrotti’s (prepared foods

and butcher) ◊ Red 5 quart colander ◊ 4 wooden cooking utensils ◊ M&M Perrotti’s homemade pasta sauce, vodka

sauce, pastas, cheese, mushroom olive oil, & bal- samic vinegar ◊ Hand towels and reusable, insulated carrying bag ◊ ‘Pasta, pizza and risotto’ cookbook ◊ Total Value = $150

Contributed by M&M Perrotti’s, Hillary Rush, and Frank Puccio

5. BOTTLE OF RED....BOTTLE OF WHITE

◊ 2010 Ricominciare Malbec Mendoza ◊ 2010 Domaine Des Billards Beaujolais Saint Amour ◊ 2010 Citille di Sopra Brunello Di Montalcino ◊ White Jasnières Sec Domaine de la Rohe ◊ White Casa LargaPallido Fairport, NY ◊ White Bourgogne Les Sétilles OlivierLeflaive ◊ 8 Glasses ◊ Total Value = $375

Contributed by the Rolandelli & Stopper Families

6. FEEL GREAT DAY

◊ Coach Signature C Handbag ◊ Chakra bracelet and essential oil ◊ Facial at Fusion Spa & Massage, Denville ◊ Total Value = $475

Contributed by Lucia Griffin, Catherine Nitto, and Fusion Spa

7. PAINT SUMMIT

◊ Canvas Painting for 2 at Color Me Mine, Summit ◊ $100 Gift Cert to Fiorino Ristorante and Bar for a

classic Tuscan meal ◊ Total Value = $175

Contributed by Color Me Mine and Fiorino Ristorante

8a & 8b. LET'S MAKE UP 2 Baskets—2 Chances to Win!

◊ Basket of E.l.f. Cosmetics Makeup ◊ Haircut at Salon 44, Summit ◊ Total Value = $150 each basket

Contributed by Robyn Dypko and Salon 44 Summit

9. WORK OUT THEN WORK IT OUT

◊ 3-month membership to Morristown YMCA (may

add to existing membership) ◊ $109 gift certificate to Spavia Day Spa in

Morristown for a massage or facial ◊ Total Value = $500

Contributed by Morristown YMCA & Spavia Day Spa

10. DINNER AND A SHOW

◊ 2 Tickets to the NJ State Ballet Nutcracker

performance at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on December 17, at 6pm ◊ $50 Gift Certificate to South & Pine American

Eatery, Morristown ◊ Total Value = $170

Contributed by The Mayo Performing Arts Center and South & Pine American Eatery

11. LET'S PAINT THE TOWN

◊ $75 Gift certificate to Chef Fredy's Table,

Morristown ◊ $100 in gift cards to Canvas & Grapes, Morristown ◊ Total Value = $175

Contributed by Fredy's Table & Canvas and Grapes

12. GOT GAME?

◊ Saturday March 31, 2018 Versus St Louis Cardinals ◊ New York Mets Tickets-Home Opening Series

Game #2 ◊ Excelsior Level: Foxwood Club ◊ Great Seats behind Home Plate ◊ Porsche Club and Delta Sky 360 Club Access ◊ Four($) Tickets-Section 319-Seats 7,8,9 and 10 ◊ Parking Pass Included ◊ Total Value = $350

Contributed by Donald and Nancy Vardaro

13. GRAND SUMMIT GET-AWAY

◊ Overnight stay at The Grand Summit Hotel ◊ $50 gift card for Winberie's Restaurant and Bar,

Summit ◊ Total Value = $185

Contributed by The Grand Summit Hotel & Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

14. HILTON HIDEAWAY

◊ Overnight stay at The Short Hills Hilton ◊ $50 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory ◊ Total Value = $185

Contributed by The Short Hills Hilton & The Cheesecake Factory

15. PAPERMILL PERFORMANCE

◊ Two Tickets to The Outsider at the Papermill

Playhouse (running Jan 24 thru Feb 18, 2018) on any Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday ◊ $50 gift certificate to La Strada Restaurant, Milburn ◊ Total Value = $330

Contributed by The Papermill Playhouse & La Strada Restaurant

16. INNER FOCUS

◊ 2 private classes with certified Yoga instructor

Shereen Bernaz (your house or hers) ◊ Yoga mat, strap, and block ◊ 1-hour massage in your house by licensed massage

therapist Maggie Crockett ◊ Total Value = $350

Contributed by Shereen Bernaz and Maggie Crockett

17. BEAUTIFUL SELF

◊ Certificate for a HydraFacial MD Treatment ◊ $300 Coupon off a Botox Treatment ◊ Gift cards for 2, hour-long massages at The Massage Therapy Center of Cedar Knolls ◊ Total Value = $650

Contributed by Dr. Brian Glatt, Premier Plastic Sur- gery Center of NJ and The Massage Therapy Center of Cedar Knolls

18. FULL BODY WELLNESS

◊ Two 1 hour private sessions of either Yoga or

Pilates with Alejandra Bozzolasco, Ph.D, at your house ◊ Water bottle, Yoga mat, block, and strap ◊ One week of Blue Apron meal service (options

available for family or individual plan) ◊ Total Value = $350

Contributed by Lucia Griffin and Alejandra Bozzolasco, Ph.D.

19. MADISON HOTEL ROMANTIC GETAWAY

◊ Saturday night stay in a king room at The Madison

Hotel ◊ Gift certificate to Rod's Steakhouse for brunch ◊ Total Value $200

Contributed by The Madison Hotel and Rod's Steakhouse

20. MASSAGE MANIA

◊ Six 1 hour services of your choice at The Therapy

Center of Cedar Knolls ◊ Total Value = $300

Contributed by The Therapy Center of Cedar Knolls

21a. DINE OUT SUMMIT

◊ $100 Harvest Restaurants ◊ $25 Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen ◊ $20 Due 360 ◊ $25 Committed Pig ◊ Total Value = $170

Contributed by Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen, Due 360 Summit, Committed Pig and Harvest Restaurants

21b. DINE OUT MORRISTOWN

◊ $100 Harvest Restaurants ◊ $100 Guerriero’s Restaurant ◊ $25 Pavesi ◊ $25 Pure Pita ◊ $40 The Game Vault ◊ Total Value = $290

Contributed by Guerriero’s Restaurant, Pavesi, Pure Pita, Harvest Restaurants and The Game Vault

22. "BEST" NIGHT EVER

◊ Overnight at The Best Western, Morristown ◊ $50 to Hibiscus Restaurant at the Best Western ◊ Total Value = $170

Contributed by The Best Western, Morristown & Hibiscus Restaurant

23. UNWIND AT WYNDHAM

◊ Overnight at The Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel ◊ Breakfast for two at the Social Kitchen at the

Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel ◊ Total Value = $170

Contributed by The Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel

24. RELAX BY THE FIRE

◊ Bottle of Remy Martin Cognac ◊ Two glasses ◊ Bundle of 20 cigars ◊ Total Value = $250

Contributed by The Stopper Family

25. HAPPY FEET

◊ $50 gift certificate to Sharon's School of Dance,

Whippany ◊ Pink ballet costume ◊ Sweatshirt ◊ Rhinestone jewelry ◊ Total Value = $200

Contributed by Tammy Wagner and Sharon’s School of Dance

SILENT AUCTION

1. EAT, SLEEP, RELAX AND SEE A MOVIE

◊ Dinner for two at the Grand Café, Morristown ◊ A Friday overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel,

Morristown ◊ Breakfast for 2 at the Eclectic Grill, Hyatt Regency,

Morristown ◊ Two AMC Headquarters Plaza Movie Theater

Movie tickets ◊ Gift card to Massage Heights, Morristown ◊ Total Value = $350 ◊ Opening Bid = $200

Contributed by The Grand Café Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Hotel, AMC Headquarters Plaza Movie Theater and Patty Stopper

2. WESTIN WEEKEND

◊ 2 night stay at the Westin Thursday through

Sunday with breakfast included ◊ $100 gift card to Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine

Bar at the Westin Hotel ◊ Total Value = $300 ◊ Opening Bid = $200

Contributed by The Westin Hotel and Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar

3. PAR FOR THE COURSE

◊ Round of golf for 4 at the Basking Ridge Country Club with carts on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday after 11:00 AM ◊ $100 gift card for The Grain House, Basking Ridge ◊ Total Value = $500 ◊ Opening Bid = $350

Contributed by Basking Ridge County Club and The Grain House

4. GIDDY-UP!

◊ Five days of pony riding camp at River Edge Farm

in Bedminster ◊ Daily riding instruction ◊ Freshly made lunch daily ◊ Many activities including swimming and crafts ◊ Valid for one week during Summer of 2018 ◊ For girls ages 5 - 12 ◊ Hours 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ◊ Total Value = $900 ◊ Opening Bid = $300

Contributed by Mercedes Rolandelli

5. SPAVIA SPLENDOR

◊ Over $1,000 of gift cards to Spavia Day Spa, Morristown—Make great Holiday gifts! ◊ Total Value = $1,040 ◊ Opening Bid = $300 ◊ Contributed by Spavia Day Spa

6. JETS! JETS! JETS!

◊ Football signed by Leonard Williams ◊ 2 tickets to the game on Thursday, Nov 2nd at 8:25

PM, Buffalo Bills vs. Jets ◊ $25 parking pass ◊ Jets bucket ◊ Total Value = $750 ◊ Opening Bid = $400

Contributed by Stephen Cara and The Jets Organization

7. NASHVILLE UNPLUGGED

◊ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Gold

Pass ◊ Ryman Auditorium Guided Backstage Tour ◊ 3-night stay in a standard guest room at

Renaissance Nashville Hotel ◊ Winspire booking & concierge service ◊ Opening Bid $1,555

8. THE BIG EASY JAZZ & DINING EXPERIENCE

◊ Admission for 2, including skip-the-line status, to

the Preservation Hall of Jazz ◊ Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing

for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant ◊ 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt,

Hilton, Marriott or comparable ◊ Winspire booking & concierge service ◊ Opening Bid $1,795

9. EXPERIENCE BROADWAY!

◊ Private meet and greet with 2 cast members at a

pre-show dinner ◊ 2 mezzanine tickets to your choice of shows

including Beautiful, Chicago, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, War Paint, and Wicked ◊ In-theater meet and greet with a cast member

following the show ◊ Winspire booking & concierge service ◊ Opening Bid $2,515

10. CHURCHILL DOWNS VIP EXPERIENCE

◊ VIP Private Jockey Club Suite for 2 at Churchill

Downs during the Spring, September, or Fall Meets ◊ Race Named in Your Honor & Trophy Presentation ◊ 3-night stay in a standard guest room at a Hyatt,

Hilton, Marriott, or comparable hotel ◊ Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within

the 48 contiguous U.S. to Louisville, KY ◊ Winspire booking & concierge service ◊ Opening Bid $3,595

11. U.S.OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

◊ 2 Promenade tickets (level 300) to the 2018 U.S.

Open Tennis Championship for the Women's Finals ◊ 2 Promenade tickets (level 300) to the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championship for the Men’s Finals ◊ Winspire booking & concierge service ◊ Opening Bid $2,220

LIVE AUCTION

1. SHEARLING COAT BY GIORGIOS PAPAS FURRIER

◊ Total Value = $1,800 ◊ Opening Bid = $400

Contributed by K.J. Feury

2. CIGAR SCHOOL FOR GROUP OF 6 AT J & R CIGAR, EAST HANOVER

◊ Humidor, bundle of 20 cigars, cutter, ash tray, and lighter ◊ Total Value = $350

Contributed by The Best Western, Morristown. Hi- biscus Restaurant, and Patty & Carl Stopper

3. METROPOLITAN SEAFOOD

◊ Catered dinner for 6 in your home with champagne and dessert ◊ Total Value = $800 ◊ Opening Bid = $400

Contributed by The Rolandelli Family, Jeff Goldberg and Metropolitan Seafood

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Joel & Joel, LLP

Michael Ingber, MD

Roger & Layna Marion

Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Amalfitano

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS

Michael Ingber, MD

Terry & Jim Youngelson

Marisa Joel

Starbucks

La Strada Restaurant

Catherine Nitto

Shereen Bernaz

B Polished Salon

Maggie Crockett

The Stopper Family

Dr. Brian Glatt, Premier Plastic Surgery Center of NJ

M & M Perrotti's

Frank Puccio

The Grand Café

Hillary Rush

Hyatt Regency

The Rolandelli Family

The Therapy Center of Cedar Knolls

Lucia Griffin Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen Fusion Spa

Due 360

K.J. Feury

The Committed Pig

Color Me Mine

Pavesi

Fiorino Ristaurante & Bar

Pure Pita

E.l.f. Cosmetics

Harvest Restaurants

Robyn Dypko

The Game Vault

Salon 44

Best Western

Morristown YMCA

Hibiscus Restaurant

Massage Therapy Center

Wyndham Hamilton Park of Cedar Knolls

Sharon's School of Dance & Music Mayo Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Seafood

South & Pine American Eatery

River Edge Riding Camp

Chef Fredy's Table

J & R Cigars

Canvas and Grapes

Basking Ridge Country Club

Donald and Nancy Vardaro

J & S Flooring

The Grand Summit Hotel

Giorgio Pappas Furrier

Winberie's Restaurant & Bar

The Madison Hotel

The Papermill Playhouse

The Westin Hotel

Rod's Steakhouse

Blue Morel Restaurant

The Grain House

Stephen Cara

Spavia Day Spa

Social Kitchen

The Jets Organization

Massage Heights

Sweet Nothings Richard Ferrara Tammy Wagner Doris Panos