The annual Silent Public sale and Wine Tasting Profit for the UC Davis College of Medication affiliated student-run clinics is returning as an in-person occasion this 12 months. The forty third annual fundraiser can be held at Betty Irene Moore Corridor on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 5-9 p.m.

All proceeds from the fundraiser — together with ticket gross sales and public sale proceeds — profit the 13 UC Davis College of Medication-affiliated student-run clinics. This 12 months, organizers hope to boost $100,000.

“We’re very excited to have our annual silent public sale and wine tasting profit return as an in-person occasion once more this 12 months,” stated Arina Nisanova, a second-year medical pupil and co-officer of the occasion’s public relations group. “Not with the ability to maintain a proper public sale and solely gathering on-line donations the final two years because of the pandemic has been difficult. Because of this, our clinics have incurred lowered funding. This 12 months we hope to boost extra funds to assist proceed offering providers that our most susceptible members of the neighborhood want.”

Scholar-run clinics within the inner-city neighborhoods of Sacramento have been affiliated with the UC Davis College of Medication for greater than 40 years, offering free well being care to uninsured, low-income and different underserved communities. These clinics serve over 8,000 sufferers yearly. They function on weekends and ship care to a number of distinct teams of sufferers, offering them culturally delicate well being care in a respectful and comfy atmosphere. For many individuals, the clinics symbolize the one potential supply of well being care apart from the emergency room.

The clinics are staffed by well being professions pupil volunteers who achieve helpful expertise. They embrace undergraduates from UC Davis, medical college students from the College of Medication and college students from the Betty Irene Moore College of Nursing. They’re monitored by volunteer physicians within the function of preceptors or instructors.

“The essential funding raised throughout our occasion will go towards sustaining providers and buying provides and tools to supply high quality care to susceptible native affected person populations,” added Nisanova.

This 12 months’s gathering is a masquerade ball theme and can function a dwell public sale, silent public sale, raffle and a wine pool. The dwell public sale can be emceed by UC Davis College of Medication anatomy professors Douglas Gross and Richard Tucker. Public sale objects embrace distinctive wines which had been donated by native wineries, breweries, and companies.

The occasion may also function wine tastings hosted by 5 Northern California wineries, hors d’oeuvres, a photograph sales space, music and images.

To buy tickets, or to be taught extra concerning the fundraiser and student-run clinics, go to the occasion web site. In case you are unable to attend, please contemplate donating. All donations are 501c3 tax deductible and 100% of the donation goes on to the clinics.


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