RI Global: Office of Communications
Contact: Adrian Brune, +1 347-759-9501
With heavy hearts, Rehabilitation International announces the death of longtime board member, former president and great friend, M.B. Lee. Lee, the immediate Former President of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, passed away peacefully on 27 January 2017, leaving a shining record of leadership, service and contribution to rehabilitation service in Hong Kong and beyond.
In late 2015, RI Global presented its Presidential Award — its highest honor — to Lee to recognize his decades of valuable contributions and support. In accepting the award, Lee,one of the pioneering leaders and supporters of RI Global in Asia, related the story of how he and then RI President, the late Dr. Harry Fang, worked together to secure the needed resources to buy RI’s headquarters office in New York City. Other gifts from Lee enabled the organization to maintain active involvement and engagement with the United Nations and other important actors in the field of rehabilitation and disability.
“Mr Lee will forever be remembered and appreciated for his tireless support to RI, the latest of which was his generous donation that enabled young rehab professionals to participate in RI’s recently concluded world congress,” said RI Global Secretary-General Venus Ilagan. “On behalf of RI President Zhang Haidi, the EC, RIF Board and members of the global family of Rehabilitation International, we convey our condolences to his family, colleagues and friends during these difficult moments in their lives. May he Rest In Peace.”
The memorial service for M.B. Lee will be held on 14 February from 5 to 10pm at The Hong Kong Funeral Home, 679 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong