WASHINGTON, D.C. – The YG Network today announced that the ‘Woman Up!’ Pavilion at the Republican National Convention in Tampa will be named in honor of philanthropist Dr. Miriam Adelson. The YG Network is a 501(c)(4) dedicated to supporting conservative, center-right policies and the efforts of policymakers who fight for them. The Woman Up! effort was launched earlier this year to research, communicate and prioritize the issues most important to women.
“Dr. Adelson is a passionate and successful woman who has balanced work and family life remarkably, and we are honored to welcome her to this effort,” said Mary Anne Carter, executive director of the YG Network’s ‘Woman Up!” effort. “A renowned medical doctor, Miriam Adelson’s experiences in the Israeli Army, as a working mom, and a philanthropist equip her with a unique understanding of the challenges that women from all walks of life face. The YG Network looks forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the ‘Dr. Miriam Adelson Woman Up! Pavilion’ in Tampa next week.”
As a medical professional, Dr. Miriam Adelson has devoted her career to the fields of internal and emergency medicine, with a unique specialty in the areas of chemical dependency and drug addiction. This has become her humanitarian endeavor and has led to international recognition in the fight against drugs. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dr. Adelson conducted biological research throughout her two-year service in the Israeli Army. Following her military service, she became the Head Physician for Internal and Emergency Medicine for the Rokach (Hadassah) Hospital in Tel Aviv.
In 1986, Dr. Adelson served as a Guest Investigator and Associate Physician at the Rockefeller University in New York City, where she studied Chemical Dependency and Drug addiction. There, she learned about the spread of HIV among drug-addicted patients in New York City. The personal experiences that she had with this epidemic up close inspired Dr. Adelson to establish and operate the “Dr. Miriam Adelson and Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse and Treatment and Research” in Tel Aviv. Established in 1993, the clinic was designed to stop the spread of HIV before reaching the epidemic levels that Dr. Adelson saw first hand in New York. She has furthered her life’s ambition by establishing a similar program to address Las Vegas’ burgeoning heroin addiction problem. She is the proud mother of four children and is married to Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson.
“I am deeply honored to have the ‘Woman Up!’ Pavillion named after me at this year’s Republican National Convention,” said Dr. Adelson. “I’m very much looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and most of all discussing the issues important to women from all around the country.”
The ‘Woman Up!’ Pavilion will be located just one block from the Tampa Bay Times Forum and will provide a comfortable, practical meeting space for social, political and business networking. The Pavilion will also host substantive panel discussions throughout the week with an impressive range of speakers including high-profile elected officials, business leaders, and rising stars. A partial list of the panel discussions and panelists can be found here.
In addition to the panels, the Pavilion will have multiple areas for men and women to enjoy, which you can learn more about here.