Dr. Andrew Furey often mentions his two callings. The first was towards the practice of medicine and wanting to make a difference in the lives of those around him. The second was a call to be a humanitarian and to help those in need both here and around the world. He is a passionate orthopaedic trauma surgeon and educator with Memorial University’s School of Medicine. His strong work ethic has earned him many local, provincial, and national awards and honours. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross and earned the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross.
After the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2010, Dr. Furey helped start Team Broken Earth as a sustained medical response. This charity has since grown to include over 1,500 doctors, nurses, and therapists from all across Canada as well as the US and UK. Teams volunteer their vacation time to provide badly needed help in Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and more.
For more about Team Broken Earth, click here.
In 2018, Dr. Furey joined forces with legendary entertainer, Alan Doyle, and Newfoundland business icon, Brendan Paddick, to create the A Dollar A Day Foundation. This collective raises funds to support frontline mental health and addictions programs across Canada. From Thrive Community Youth Network in St. John’s to Harbour Light in Vancouver, the foundation seeks out organizations that are innovative and passionate in helping those who are vulnerable and marginalized throughout Canada.
For more about A Dollar A Day Foundation, click here.