Surgeon gives the Gift of Lift

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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A local plastic surgeon is starting a unique clothing drive to benefit women in Haiti.

Dr. Allen Gabriel, with Southwest Medical Group Plastic Surgery, has launched The Gift of Lift charitable program to collect bras for women in Haiti.

Patients and members of the community are encouraged to donate their new or slightly used bras. Gabriel will take the bras with him on his annual trip to Haiti to provide medical care. In recent years, Gabriel’s work in Haiti has involved general and major reconstructive surgery for the injured and disabled following the earthquakes that hit the region.

Gabriel hopes to collect 500 bras. To donate, bring new or slightly used bras to the Southwest Medical Group Plastic Surgery clinic, 505 N.E. 87th Ave. Suite 250.

For more information, visit http://www.thegiftoflift.org.