News from Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine:
LOCAL NONPROFIT CLINIC TO HOLD “TOAST TO OUR VALLEY’S HEALTH” EVENT TO BENEFIT LOCAL HEALTH CARE
Indio, California, September 28, 2018 – Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM)
is hosting its first Concert in the Gardens on El Paseo, Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 2pm – 5pm. Concertgoers will enjoy an afternoon of refreshments, lite bites and live music featuring the Smooth Brothers. Proceeds from the event support CVVIM’s mission to provide no-charge primary health care services to medically underserved adult residents in the Coachella Valley.
“Toast to Our Valley’s Health” is sponsored by Walter Clark Legal Group and OneWest Bank, and will support CVVIM operations and programs, including direct patient care, education, case management services, and homeless medical outreach.
Lite bites will be provided by Pacifica Seafood, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Mario’s Italian Cafe and Murph’s Gaslight. Media sponsors are CV104.3 and Valley 106.5.
CVVIM receives no government patient reimbursements of any kind and is fully funded through gifts, grants, donations, volunteer support and special events, such as the November 3rd Concert in the Gardens on El Paseo fundraiser.
CVVIM Executive Director, Doug Morin, shares, “The “Toast to Our Valley’s Health” event is the first event of its kind for CVVIM, and we are pleased to have Walter Clark Legal Group and OneWest Bank as our inaugural sponsors. We are excited about this new opportunity to raise awareness of the clinic though a fun and entertaining afternoon.”
Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at cvvim.org and at the event. For more information, contact Mary Martin-Coor at (760) 625-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine
The mission of Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine (CVVIM) is to provide primary health care services to low-income adults living in the Coachella Valley who have no insurance, or who are underinsured. CVVIM is the only no-charge health care clinic in the Coachella Valley. Services include medical and dental care, disease education, case management and community referrals. Conditions seen most commonly include diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all of which cause serious problems if untreated, but whose complications can be prevented with regular medical care. In addition to never charging a patient for medical or dental care, CVVIM also assumes all associated costs necessary for diagnosis and treatment of illness, such as laboratory tests, imaging and x-rays. Scores of dedicated volunteers – doctors, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical and dental assistants and support volunteers, donate thousands of hours each year to accommodate more than 4,500 patient contacts a year. 1,500 additional contacts are provided for diabetes and disease education, homeless outreach, health navigator services and community/social service referrals. Since opening in 2010, CVVIM has provided more than 30,000 patient visits.