The Opa Way® Donation 2011/2012
The Opa Way® is an official sponsor of the annual International Health Film Festival, which takes place in Greece, originally on the Greek island of Kos (Κως), every September. Please note that due to the unexpected passing of our dear friend, Lucia Rikaki, who was the founder and creative director of the International Health Film Festival, the 2011 Festival had to be postponed until further notice.
The festival is focused on viewing, discussing, and appreciating films on the topic of health and prevention. In fact, it is the only international film festival for films dealing with health issues. It is especially fitting that this festival began and was held on the island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates (Ιπποκράτης), the father of medicine (460 B.C.) and the founder of the Great School of Medicine. (Hippocrates, of course, is also well known for the "Hippocratic Oath" taken by physicians upon graduation from medical school when they swear to practice medicine ethically.) The film festival fits well with the values and mission of The Opa Way Living & Working with Meaning! For more information about the International Health Film Festival, please visit: www.healthfilmfestival.gr