Our first guest today is Tami Hoffman, wife, mom, grandma, and a “mama” to 400 children in Uganda, Africa. Director of Hoffman Family Foundation and Rays of Grace Academy operator in Jinja, Uganda. Joining her today is her adopted Ugandan son Robert Kiwanuka.
Robert is the Executive Director of the one on-site in the Kampala, Uganda Team. Robert is their brilliant visionary and leader. He was raised in an orphanage, and his childhood inspired him to spend his life advocating for vulnerable children. After graduating from Makerere University, he joined HFF in 2015. Whether building a home or talking to government officials, Robert leads HFF with excellence.
The Hoffman Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2014. Seeing a growing need for many vulnerable children, Tami heard the call on her life to make a difference in this world one starfish at a time, and Hoffman Family Foundation was born. Over the past nine years, Hoffman Family Foundation has grown immensely thanks to our generous donations. It has now been able to help hundreds of families, women, and children in Uganda. Our programs include Rays of Grace Primary School and Soccer Academy, 350 amazing women that now have businesses through our Women’s Empowerment Groups, and our loving community outreach. Tammi and Robert will discuss the successes of the school and a big announcement for the Soccer Team this year.
They are blessed to have two amazing teams, one in Denver, Colorado, and one on-site in Kampala, Uganda. The impact we make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow. Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in EVERY life you touch. We invite you to be a part of our vision… Leaving a legacy of LOVE transforming lives and communities. We are on an exciting adventure of passion and purpose. If you would like to know more about what we do, please visit: www.hoffmanfamilyfoundation.co
Our next guest is Dr. Scott Kurtzman, a surgeon who is a leader of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at the American College of Surgeons, he will discuss how pandemic-related delays in mammography will likely lead to more cancer-related deaths in the coming years, and why it’s critical for anyone who has put off a mammogram during the pandemic to get their screening completed soon. While the long-term impact of delayed cancer screenings is still unknown, surgeons remain concerned, urging women to stay vigilant and up to date on their mammograms. Dr. Kurtzman is a Professor of surgery at the Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, North Haven, Connecticut, and chair of surgery at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Kurtzman is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast, soft tissue sarcomas, and skin melanomas. As part of his training, he completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is a co-author of the study published in Cancer, citing declines in cancer screening during the early months of the pandemic. For more information, please visit www.facs.org/cancer-screening.