Saturday, April 17th, 2021


A Taste of Morocco benefits Physicians for Peace

A fundraiser was recently hosted by Omar Boukhriss at the Pagoda in downtown Norfolk to help support the missions of Physicians for Peace. These funds will help teams of medical professionals travel to less-developed areas of the world to provide medical training and support and, in some cases, perform life-changing surgeries. The event featured Moroccan cuisine and music in the idyllic setting of the Pagoda gardens.

From left: Owner of Garden Gazebo, Pam Katrancha, Blake Wittmann, John Wittmann, and Darryl Katrancha enjoyed a visit in the cool shade of the Pagoda.

Kathy Henn, left, enjoyed a refreshing beverage with Alan and Mark Boring under a shade tree on the beautiful grounds and gardens surrounding the Pagoda.

Host and owner of the Pagoda, Omar's Carriage House and Voila restaurants, Omar Boukhriss, served up wonderfully refreshing watermelon mojitos.

Physicians for Peace staffers Development Associate Anna Wood, left, and Development Director Laurie Harrison greeted supporters with huge smiles.

Representatives from the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, from left: Christa Folkes, Laura Landman, Connie White, and Wendy Eldridge, a member of the Physicians for Peace Medical Operations Committee, enjoyed the Moroccan music.

Development Director, Major Gifts for Physicians for Peace, Sam Hill, greeted guests with his typical charm and infectious smile.