A essential fundraiser for greater than 20 security web medical clinics will probably be held Wednesday night in downtown Sacramento.
The Serotonin Surge Charities occasion helps a community of clinics, together with UC Davis Faculty of Drugs’s free clinics, that serve 250,000 affected person care visits per 12 months within the Sacramento space.
The fundraiser, which options meals, wine, beer and reside music, is from 6:30 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. within the courtyard patio of Cafeteria 15L. The restaurant is situated at 1116 15th Road, Sacramento.
This 12 months’s theme is Lighting the Method, which celebrates “vivid spots” in the course of the pandemic — individuals who have delivered kindness and hope over the previous two years.
Serotonin Surge has raised greater than $5 million since 1999 when it was began by John Chuck, a doctor who skilled for household medication at UC Davis. Key organizers embody a number of docs linked to UC Davis Well being, together with Emeritus Affiliate Vice Chancellor Tom Nesbitt.
And though extra individuals have entry to medical insurance due to the Reasonably priced Care Act, there are nonetheless individuals who fall via the cracks.
“This would come with people who find themselves undocumented and others who could not qualify for these packages for quite a lot of causes,” Nesbitt mentioned. “It additionally needs to be said that a few of these clinics serve individuals who historically have language and cultural boundaries to conventional well being care choices.”
Along with supporting the clinics, Serotonin Surge Charities has offered greater than $1.5 million in medical pupil scholarships.
“Serotonin Surge Charities is basically an experiment in leveraging volunteerism and collaboration to enhance the well being and wellness of our communities,” Chuck mentioned.
Chuck famous that as a result of widening hole between haves and have-nots, the variety of people who find themselves excluded from important companies comparable to housing, meals, and well being care, is rising. “We refuse to take a seat again and watch that occur,” he mentioned. “Lighting the Method is an excellent alternative to drag individuals collectively to be the change we need to see.”
Nesbitt famous that the twin objective of Serotonin Surge Charities – to fund clinics for underserved populations and in addition help college students – will assist the group for years to come back.
“By doing this, it isn’t solely offering wanted well being look after the underserved however helps create the following technology of healthcare suppliers who will focus their careers on serving weak populations,” he mentioned.
The fundraiser, Nesbitt added, “brings collectively the Sacramento area’s well being care techniques, corporations and native enterprise leaders to help a trigger necessary to all of them, and does it in an pleasant approach that creates a constructive group spirit.”
For extra info contact John Chuck: firstname.lastname@example.org.