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Speaker Presents Ideas on Living a Purpose Driven Life

October 31, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – David Walton, a doctor who has devoted his life to serving others, will visit the campus to speak from his own personal experiences on how to live a purpose driven life. Sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan’s Student Senate as part of "Discovering a New You Week," this event will take place on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public. 

Walton’s presentation supports individuals to look beyond themselves when making life choices and deciding their future careers. He desires people of all ages and backgrounds to see how they can influence and better others’ lives.

Walton, a ’03 graduate from Harvard Medical School, had a life changing moment in ’99.  He traveled to Haiti as a research assistant for Dr. Paul Farmer, a professor at Harvard and founder of Partners in Health (PIH), a non-profit organization that works towards improving the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients in Haiti, Rwanda and other countries. On that trip Walton worked at the PIH medical center in a small town in Haiti, and because of that experience, has now devoted his life to practicing medicine in Haiti.

For more information contact Student Senate Awareness Events Commissioner, Aaron Massey at amassey@iwu.edu.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181