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2010 Vineyards of the World Success Benefits Peoples' Clinic for Better Health
Start Date
03/03/2010
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Kimball Township, MI… The St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that the eighth annual premier community fundraiser “Vineyards of the World” wine tasting event to benefit the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health was held Friday, February 26, 2010. Raising more than $44,000, funds will be used to support the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health which is cosponsored by St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the St. Clair County Medical Society. The clinic is funded in part by the United Way of St. Clair County. The eighth annual Vineyards of the World event was co-hosted by the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation and Wright & Filippis.

Vineyards of the World Photo #1: (back row, left to right) Representing the Port Huron Township neighborhood of St. Andrews Drive Paul Vandervere, Linda and Ron Tosta, DDS, Dave Bostater, Jessica and Gordon Parmenter; (front row, left to right) Jennifer Vandervere, Ann and Robert Camara, and Bridget Bostater joined together to support the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health at Fore Lakes Golf Club, in Kimball Township. Robert Camara, DO, serves as one of the many primary care physicians who volunteer regularly at the Peoples’ Clinic and understands the needs of those seeking free medical care and services. Nearly 300 local residents and guests across southeast Michigan braved the winter weather to celebrate the work of the clinic and to reach out to the poor and underserved.

Vineyards of the World Photo #2: As the number of local community members without health insurance continues to rise, the eighth annual Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting Event was even more important in support of the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health. The annual event, sponsored by Wright & Filippis and the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation offers the opportunity for businesses, organizations and community members to come together to support the work of the clinic which provides free medical care to those in our community who are uninsured and lack the resources to pay for their care. From left to right: St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron President & CEO Peter and Ann Karadjoff; Tami and Philip Matich, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Chief of Staff; and Lorraine and Krishna Valjee, MD, Chair of the St. Joseph Mercy Board of Trustees, enjoy some time together during the event. Peoples’ Clinic is the centerpiece of St. Joseph Mercy’s mission to provide care to the poor and underserved.

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