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Philanthropy

Posted September 29, 2022

Neighborhood Healthcare breaks record at recent fundraising gala

WRITTEN BY
Jane Smith

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (October 4, 2022) – Neighborhood Healthcare, a regional Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services, broke all records at its recent fundraising gala by raising over $430,000.

The contributions raised at the September 17 event will expand the organization’s women’s health services, prenatal care, and cancer screenings.

“We’re grateful for the continued 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, including women, regardless of circumstances, is greatly needed.”

The “Denim and Diamonds” included music, silent and live auctions, and touching messages from those that Neighborhood Healthcare has helped. The nonprofit also honored one of its long-standing supporters, Judith Descalso, with its annual Servant Leader Award, for her more than three decades of support that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of Neighborhood Healthcare.

“This event went a long way in helping us expand our range of women’s health programs and resources that address many of the barriers our patients face on their road to health and happiness,” said Tina Pope, Director of External Affairs for Neighborhood Healthcare. “The support we received in the activities leading up to and including the gala 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.”

About Neighborhood Healthcare 

Neighborhood Healthcare provides quality, compassionate, whole-person care to everyone, regardless of circumstance, throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. We go above and beyond in serving those in need with high integrity, professionalism, and in the spirit of collaboration, just as we did when founded more than 50 years ago. In doing so, we dedicate ourselves to improving community health so everyone can live happy and healthy lives.

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