Full House Turns Out For North Coast Health Ministry’s Junk2Funk Benefit
A sell-out crowd of 100 partygoers came out to support North Coast Health Ministry at the fourth annual Junk2Funk benefit at Local Girl Gallery on Friday, April 20, 2012. Attendees sampled appetizers and desserts donated by Lakewood restaurants and had the chance to win artwork, jewelry and other items donated by local artists and craftspeople.
The event brought in record proceeds of almost $3,000, all of which will be used to help deliver health care and prescription assistance to low-income, uninsured individuals and families on Greater Cleveland’s West Side.
“We’re so grateful for the outpouring of support,” says NCHM Executive Director Lee Elmore. “We couldn’t do what we do for our neighbors in need without the many people in our local community who really care.”
North Coast Health Ministry extends its sincere thanks to event organizers Linda Goik, owner of Local Girl Gallery, and Ruthie Koenigsmark, startNEO president, and the many restaurants, artists and other supporters who donated food, wine and artwork for the event. NCHM is also grateful to the many local businesses, artists, and individual supporters whose donations made the evening a success. A full list of those whose donations made the event possible can be found at www.nchealthministry/events.
About North Coast Health Ministry
Founded in 1986, North Coast Health Ministry is the only full-time free clinic in operation on Greater Cleveland West Side. In 2012, NCHM provided care to 2,700 patients wth the support of 140 volunteer physicians, nurses and other caregivers. NCHM strives to be the medical home for its patients providing preventive care and chronic disease management as well as care for acute illnesses and injuries. NCHM’s primary location is at 16110 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio.