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Philanthropy

Posted November 04, 2020

Neighborhood Healthcare sets record at Annual Pace Setter Fundraising Gala

WRITTEN BY
Amber Berkey

We are excited to share that Neighborhood Healthcare, successfully raised more than $300,000 in their Annual Pace Setter fundraising gala. The achievement surpassed all previous records despite being the first-ever done entirely online!

 “We’re grateful for the support we received from so many organizations and generous individuals,” said Rakesh Patel, MD, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare. “This event exceeded all expectations and demonstrated how communities could rally around each other in these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, our mission to provide quality, comprehensive, compassionate care to everyone regardless of circumstances is greatly needed.”

The event was recorded in entirety and is available for viewing:

The Speakeasy Soiree Watch Party took place on September 26, on YouTube. The Gala event included music, an online auction, messages from those that Neighborhood Healthcare has helped, and the opportunity to honor one of its board members, longtime Escondido resident, and former Escondido City Council Member Elmer Cameron.

The funds raised through the activities and donations will expand Neighborhood Healthcare’s services throughout Riverside and San Diego Counties. These include behavioral health, dental care, women’s health, podiatry, pharmacy, vision, prenatal, and other services in addition to primary care. The organization also offers patients assistance to enroll in Medi-Cal, Covered California, CalFresh food assistance, and social services.

Over proceeds raised from the event will support “Unfunded Care.” These funds cover costs of items or services patients cannot pay for themselves including prescription medications, transportation to/from their appointments, outside radiology, and specialty care visits.

“We offer a range of programs and resources that address many of the barriers our patients face on their road to health and happiness,” said Tina Pope, Director of Philanthropy and Patient Experience for Neighborhood Healthcare. “The support we received this past weekend from so many individuals and organizations will help us continue to bring positive change to our communities; change you can see firsthand in the smiles of the patients we serve.” Thank you for having courage to step forward with us, as we continue to serve those most in need regardless of situation or circumstance.

Thank you to all donors, sponsors, volunteers, and employees who made this event a success. We are Better Together.

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