Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2009
U.S. NAVY Doctor, Humanitarian, Triathlete and TV Personality Dr. Andy Baldwin will help raise money for the new Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at University of California-Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento, CA. The new center is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Northern California. Dr. Baldwin is working in cooperation with the Lion's Education Foundation and will participate in the Lion's 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Lion's Pediatric Trauma 1 Unit at "The Ridge" Country Club in Auburn, CA, on Friday, September 11, 2009. Dr. Baldwin participated in last year's tournament and fundraiser as well.
You can help Dr. Andy Baldwin raise money for the Pediatric Trauma Unit:
To make an online donation, please click on Andy Baldwin's Active Giving Page at http://www.active.com/donate/AndyBaldwin-Lions.
Checks can be sent payable to "Lion's Education Foundation" and mailed to:
Lion's Education Foundation
PO Box 22607
Sacramento, California 95822
"LEF" Lions's Education Foundation is an IRS 501(c)3 Non Profit and Tax Deductible Foundation
Tax ID# 68-0194907
About the UC Davis Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma Unit
The UC Davis Health System cares for the most seriously injured and ill children and most medically complex cases from all of Northern Inland California, an area that includes over six million residents located throughout 38 counties.
UC Davis houses Northern California's ONLY Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and their team of doctors, nurses and emergency professional are among the finest in the world. Today, among 33 benchmark hospital across the country, UC Davis ranks among the top TWO for the survival of pediatric intensive care patients.
The current design of the ER has critically ill adults and children being treated in the same areas. The UC Davis team of critical care physicians strongly believes a separate Pediatric Emergency Room would increase the effectiveness of care while also assuring the least amount of emotional trauma for children and their families.
About Dr. Andy Baldwin
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Andrew Baldwin, M.D. is a Physician, Humanitarian, and Navy Diver at the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. where he serves as a spokesman and advocate for Navy medicine. Additionally as an Ironman Triathlete, and National Health/Fitness Specialist he assists the U.S. Surgeon General with his initiative "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future" - a National program combating childhood overweight and obesity.
LCDR Baldwin was born is Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he was Valedictorian of his high school class, an All-American swimmer, and was the ESPN national scholar/athlete of the year in 1995. After receiving a full Navy ROTC scholarship to Duke University, he chose to attend the prestigious school and pursue a pre-med curriculum. Baldwin swam as a varsity athlete throughout his undergraduate career and graduated with honors as a student-athlete in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was commissioned into the United States Navy. Baldwin pursued his dream of becoming a physician, by enrolling and completing medical school at the University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine. After graduating in 2003, Baldwin completed a year internship in General Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and went on to serve his operational duty in the Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer.
He completed Navy Dive School and Undersea medical training and spent a three-year tour in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE. While stationed in Hawaii, Dr. Baldwin deployed to the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Cambodia, and the Republic of Palau on various diving, recovery and humanitarian missions.
Upon moving to California, Baldwin took up cycling, and with his past running and swimming prowess was able to put them all together in a sport new to him - triathlon. He completed his first triathlon in 2001 with Team in Training, combining sport and charity for the first time, and finished atop the podium. He was hooked. Baldwin achieved his childhood dream in 2002 when he qualified for and completed the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii. Baldwin has since been named to the All-Navy Triathlon Team five times, been a three time U.S.A. Triathlon All-American, and competed internationally in numerous Half-Ironman and Ironman events. He is an eight-time Ironman finisher, and believes firmly in the motto "Anything is Possible!"
Among his numerous acknowledgements, Dr. Baldwin has been honored on the Washington D.C. Most Influential People under 40 list in 2009, the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution's Medal of Honor in 2009, and Outside Magazine's Top 100 Influential People of the World list in 2006 for the humanitarian work he did in Laos on a military mission where he treated over 600 Laotians in remote villages.
Dr. Baldwin is a highly regarding speaker on health and wellness and motivating youth. In 2009, Dr. Baldwin provided expert testimony before a U.S. Senate Committee panel regarding youth wellness and prevention through healthy behavior along side Former Governor Mike Huckabee. He also delivered a keynote speech to the American College of Cardiology's executive leadership board related to the importance of communicating with today's young patients. Also in 2009, Baldwin motivated over 3,000 youth during the Global Youth Rally at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho. And October 2009 will mark the official 3rd Annual Dr. Andy Baldwin Youth Fitness day in Honolulu.
Baldwin has been featured in numerous media outlets including Men's Health Magazine, GQ Magazine, Runners World, and Triathlete. His television appearances are extensive including interviews on Good Morning America, The View, and FOX News as well as a special guest appearance on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Dr. Baldwin was also the star of ABC hit show, "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman".
While serving as a Navy doctor, he remains active in his athletic and charitable pursuits. Baldwin is founder of the "Got Your Back Network" (http://www.GotYourBackNetwork.org), a nonprofit organization that raises money to support families of fallen soldiers. Got Your Back provides help in funding and liaison to services that the children and families may need in areas such as tutoring, counseling, mentorship, education, athletics and healthcare. In 2008, Dr. Baldwin delivered a keynote speech alongside Ross Perot at the 'Time of Remembrance,' an event which honors families of fallen soldiers, at the National Mall, near the base of the Washington Monument. Dr. Baldwin also spoke at the 2009 Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball honoring military families and wounded service members.
LCDR Baldwin has become increasingly involved with domestic and global humanitarian projects. He used his medical and Spanish language skills this summer aboard USNS COMFORT as part of Continuing Promise 2009 delivering care to those in need in Central and South America.
For more information on Dr. Andy Baldwin, visit his website at http://www.AndyBaldwin.com.
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