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Fundraising event April 12 features Richard Davidson, PhD

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s 2013 fundraising event on Friday, April 12 will feature a fascinating presentation by Richard J. Davidson, PhD, one of the world’s greatest pioneers in the study of emotion. The event – with a large silent auction, good food and great company – benefits the work of the Foundation and its programs that support medical education and improve health for all.

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2006, Dr. Davidson will discuss the power of emotions and how individuals can change their brains to influence how they approach life and health. Dr. Davidson is founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center is a national leader in research on the mind and how healthy qualities of the mind can positively impact the well-being of individuals and their communities.

With about 500 physicians, business leaders and other guests expected to attend, the Foundation event will kick off the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting. Meeting delegates are encouraged to attend the Lobby Day activities in the afternoon, and then enjoy an evening of networking with other medical professionals, their spouses and business leaders and guests from around the state.

This event provides a great opportunity for individuals and organizations to sponsor a table and invite guests to share this positive and mind-changing message. Visit the Foundation’s website for details. Click here for the table sponsorship registration card. Individual tickets also are available; click here to register.

The silent auction will feature several unique items, including a paddleboard package, an opportunity for ice sailing and private wine tasting parties plus some return favorites such as a vacation at a condo in Cocoa Beach, Florida, golf packages, jewelry and much more. To donate an item to the auction, e-mail Foundation Executive Director Eileen Wilson or 608.442.3722.

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