Operation International, a non-profit medical mission organization based in Southampton has announced its 26th Annual September fundraiser will be a Masquerade Party ~ a night of music and dance under the stars on Saturday, September 23rd from  6-10:30pm at The Southampton Art Center. Please come support Operation International’s work around the world.  Masquerade masks will be offered if you forget to bring yours!  All donations will benefit medical outreach and continued work providing life-saving medical surgeries, donating hospital equipment , renovating orphanages, and building schools. The fantastic event will feature dancing, dinner, drinks, and auction items.

“We are looking forward to celebrating with old and new friends as we raise funds to support our continued volunteer work offering free medical treatment, education, and training to adults and children suffering from the lack of quality health care in impoverished countries around the world,” said Operation International’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Medhat Allam (pictured below).

In 1997, Operational International’s Team NY was the first group to make a maiden mission to Haiti with the organization. Since that time, Team NY has helped those in need in Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Vietnam, Nepal, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Zambia, Peru, India, Egypt, Kenya, Chile, Ghana, Myanmar, and Tanzania. Operational International has grown to over 200 medical professionals with numerous chapters including Operation Kids, Operation Restore Vision, Operation Dental, and Operation Ear, Nose and Throat throughout the United States and abroad. Operation International’s partners include the United Nations, Rotary International, Agnes Varis Trust, Americares, AFYA Foundation, Soles 4 Souls and Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach.

Please visit to see how volunteer surgeons and medical clinicians have impacted the lives of thousands of people, performing surgeries and other innovative medical procedures including sight restoration, burn reconstructive surgeries, corrective surgeries for congenital anomalies such as clubfoot and cleft palate, cancer operations, and obstetric surgeries. Operation International is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit 45-0523129.

Hamptons nurse Patty Mitchell has worked on all of the life changing missions.

Here are some highlights from the organization’s recent medical missions:
⋅ Refurbished a hospital in Uganda
⋅ Built an eye hospital in the Himalayas
⋅ Started a 5-year program to feed vulnerable children at orphanages in the Philippines
⋅ Started a 5-year program to train therapists on managing victims of gender violence in Kenya with expansion to South Africa
⋅ Provided mattresses, bedding, clothes, shoes, & food and installed solar panels, lights and computer terminals at 4 orphanages in Uganda

Event details:

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
6-10:30 p.m. EDT
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton
Masquerade Party, Formal Attire, Black Tie Optional

Visit HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.