Nurse to Address Her Global Humanitarian Efforts

OGDEN, Utah – Mary Lightfine, a self-proclaimed “nurse without boundaries,” will speak at Weber State University March 8 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. Her presentation will focus on her time spent traveling to render medical aid to people throughout the world.

After working for years as a registered nurse in emergency rooms in the United States, Lightfine joined the Doctors Without Borders organization, which dedicates its time and resources to providing medical assistance to countries affected by disaster. Some of her experiences include being shot at in Somalia and stepping over dead bodies to feed the living in Sudan.

In 1999, while Lightfine was working for the organization, Doctors Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its international efforts. She returned to the United States in 2002 to raise awareness of conditions around the globe.

The event, part of WSU’s Convocation Lecture Series, is free to the public.

ATTENTION REPORTERS & EDITORS: If you are interested in covering this event, please contact the office of Media Relations at 626-7212 or Student Activities at 626-7850 at least 24 hours before the event so we can reserve a seat for you and/or for a photographer. Thank you for your continuing coverage of WSU.

Nikki Nicholas, Student Activities coordinator

(801) 626-6349 ·


Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
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