Sunday's social event was for a comprehensive medical care facility. Their services include pediatric/adult primary care, chronic disease management, infusions, behavioral health counseling, laboratory work, X-rays, and dentistry, as well as an on-site pharmacy. This is in two locations in Palm Beach County. They provide care on a sliding scale and no one is turned away. Last year their two medical centers served 14,807 patients who came in for a total of 51,992 visits.
I am pleased to work with this organization, which is a non-profit serving my community.
Last year I worked this event and have been helping with this year's event for the past three months; planning and gathering donations/gifts. The event was Sunday evening and from my count, we had about 150 in attendance along with sponsors and staff. The theme for this year was “A Tropical Evening” and the weather cooperated beautifully. The event was both outdoor and indoor, with temperatures in the 70's. We only had a quick passing "Tropical Shower" - Seemed appropriate.
We decorated on Sunday morning and set up the silent auction. That evening, I greeted and checked in paid and invited guest. Afterward, I was in charge of finding and checking out auction winners. A daunting task with the party still in full swing.
I did have a wonderful evening and so much fun being out. Find a cause, volunteer, and escape. You never know where your passion lies until you put yourself out there and find it.
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