CLEVELAND: Cleveland Clinic employees and community members will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Friday, Jan. 17, as part of Cleveland Clinic’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration. The event also highlights Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to service and inclusion.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Carl Allamby, M.D., a first-year resident in emergency medicine at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. After 25 years as a successful business owner and automotive technician, Dr. Allamby went back to school to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a physician.
He is passionate about helping people pursue their dreams, ascribing to the philosophy that life can be improved through education, perseverance and community connections.
Open seating begins at 7:30 a.m. in the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. In the spirit of unity, seating will be open and available to all registered guests in the Founders Ballroom. Attendees may choose a seat next to any neighbor.
The hour-long program begins at 8 a.m. and combines an interfaith service, musical performances, breakfast and keynote address. Bishop Nelson Perez of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland will be the interfaith keynote speaker.
Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will provide remarks and introduce the keynote speaker.