Since 2013 Ruth has been privileged to represent AdventHealth Foundation (formerly Florida Hospital Foundation), which partners with Rotary Clubs to provide hope and healing to children around the world. Ruth is an honorary member of four Rotary Clubs in District 6980 and has been made a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Ruth is married, has two daughters, and four grandchildren. She has made over one hundred presentations to Rotary clubs in Florida, and never tires of reminding Rotarians how they are changing the world, one child at a time.
Ruth gave an inspiring presentation on how Rotary and AdventHealth have been partnering together to repair cleft lips and palates for disadvantaged children in Latin America. This is one of the most common birth defects but fortunately can be repaired with surgery. Please Click Here
to see the presentation showing how Rotary and AdventHealth work with in-country healthcare professionals to help identify, select and treat cleft lip defects in children in Latin America while promoting local, year-round multidisciplinary care.