Our mission carries further than our work to complete joint replacement surgeries in developing countries. We want to empower, educate and engage women and their larger communities. Empower–WOGO provides free life-altering orthopaedic surgery that eliminates debilitating arthritis and restores disabled joints so that patients can reclaim their ability to care for themselves, their families and […]
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WOGO wins Sharecare Award
Please join us in celebrating WOGO’s Congo Medical Mission video, winner of the Health/Science: Program/Special ShareCare award! This Thursday, WOGO Surgeons, Dr. Robyn Hakanson and Dr. Kathleen Hogan were on hand in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sharecare Awards Ceremony. They were thrilled to receive the award on behalf of WOGO and EBU Productions, the company who created […]
The Luis Salas Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Luis Salas Jr. Memorial Scholarship was founded after the untimely loss of our friend and WOGO team member Luis Salas following our Congo medical mission trip. Luis was a member of the WOGO team from its inception. His hard work, his cheerful demeanor and his love of giving back endeared him to all who […]
WOGO is a Finalist in the ShareCare Awards – You can VOTE!
BIG NEWS! Please join us in celebrating that WOGO’s Congo Medical Mission video is a finalist in the ShareCare awards! News Release: https://about.sharecare.com/press-releases/sharecare-names-finalists-for-inaugural-sharecare-awards Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced the finalists in the Sharecare Awards, a competition to inspire and honor the creators of health […]
Why do you volunteer with a medical team? (You’re not a doctor!)
I am often asked why I volunteer for a medical team when I’m not a medical person. Why would I want to spend vacation time in a hospital? It surprises me, not because I love being in hospitals (I actually don’t!) but because I love being with people and giving back to others. I don’t […]
#Cargo4WOGO is Happening Now!
— “I love everything about the holidays: the decorations, the parties, and spending time with friends and family. What I love most is that feeling of giving back. Every bit counts.” – Brad Goreski — We invite you to join the WOGO team in participating in 2017’s #GivingTuesday campaign in support of our efforts to […]
Planning is ON!
Announcing a new location for WOGO is always exciting. Sharing our next TWO locations made us very proud. It means that WOGO is growing up and able to plan further ahead which is great for everyone. Planning for a medical mission trip takes many tiny steps and several large ones. Our beginning steps include picking […]
WOGO Team Sets Medical Missions for Cuba and a Return to the DRC
Press Announcement Sunday, June 11, 2017 for immediate Release WOGO Team Sets Medical Missions for Cuba and a Return to the DRC Pinehurst, NC – June 11, 2017 – Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO.org) announced the location of their next two medical missions for 2018 and 2019. The team will travel to Havana, Cuba following […]
Volunteers are Selfish (no, really!)
This week at work the company held a Volunteer Fair. As part of the fair I was asked to participate in a video about why I volunteer. It got me thinking. I spoke about my time volunteering for WOGO and what it means to me. Why do I volunteer? Turns out it’s for purely selfish […]
WOGO Doctor to Run 1000 Mile “Iditasport Impossible” Alaskan Race
NEWS RELEASE January 23, 2017 WOGO Doctor to Run 1000 Mile “Iditasport Impossible” Alaskan Race ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – January 23, 2017 – Women Orthopaedic Global Outreach (WOGO) team member, Dr. Jan Kriska will compete as a runner in the 1000 Mile Iditasport Impossible Big Lake to McGrath to Nome, February 19, 2017. Dr. Kriska is […]