Dr. Jeff Kempf, director of the Office of Pediatric Global Health at Akron Children’s Hospital, is organizing a fundraiser to benefit St. Damien Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in Haiti.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Nicholas Banquet Center, 755 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore.

Father Richard Frechette, Haiti national director for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), will be the featured speaker.

St. Damien is an NPH health program. The international mission also runs an orphanage in Haiti.

The cost for the event is $75 per person or $1,000 per table.

For information, email?stdamiensfundakron@gmail.com or call 330-668-3922.

For information about NPH’s efforts in Haiti or to donate, go to www.nph.org/ws/homes/home.php?lang=en&haiti.

To learn more about St. Damien Hospital, go to http://saintdamienhospital.nph.org/

Gift of Life North East Ohio Inc. also is seeking donations to bring more children from Haiti and other countries to Children’s Hospital for heart surgery.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Gift of Life North East Ohio, 31 Louise Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

For information about the charity, visit www.giftoflife?international.org.