DUO was started in 1959 to aid physician widows in need. Since then the ministry has expanded to offer love and support for medical students and alumni experiencing life crises and loss. It also has helped fund students to attend overseas mission projects. By registering their birthdays with the Auxiliary, a Birthday Blessing Card is sent to them. They may respond with a donation to DUO. This last year two young physician’s wives with a new diagnosis of breast cancer were helped through your generosity. With God’s blessing this ministry will continue to expand and benefit many.
Sharan Bennett is the artist who painted our beautiful DUO card, “The Rose”, for the Auxiliary this year. This card is used for Birthday Blessings and words of encouragement. This 80 year old woman has been involved with the Auxiliary for many years including President (20102011).as newsletter editor and missions chair. Prior to retiring she lead a full life as mother of four children, wife of Jack (SM ’62, Honored Alumnus 2013), missionary, earned a masters in Spanish and linguistics and became a lawyer. Besides her painting, she is currently President of the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association and participates in many local community activities.