North Coast Health Ministry’s Summer Garden Party Celebration Raises Over $140,000
More than 360 people turned out for North Coast Health Ministry’s Summer Garden Party Celebration on Thursday, August 30 at LaCentre. Proceeds of over $140,000 were raised through the event, which represents more than 10 percent of the organization’s operating budget and will be used exclusively to support the life-saving health care services that NCHM provides.
"We are extremely grateful for the wonderful outpouring of support that we received that evening," says NCHM Executive Director Lee E. Elmore. "It is truly wonderful to know that so many caring and compassionate people in our community share our concern for the health and welfare of the low-income uninsured."
The event was co-chaired by Sandy Haas, Kate Joyce and Wendy Kieding. Honorary Chairs were David J. and Martha Hessler. The winning ticket for the Austrian Holiday Raffle was drawn that evening for Cullen Thompson of North Olmsted.
At the event, the following awards were presented:
- Community Champion Award: Randall D. Cebul, MD
- Partner Award: The Cleveland Foundation
- Hahn/Hoeffler/Sanders Memorial Award for Outstanding Medical Volunteers: Marjorie Saunders, LPN
- Angel Volunteer Award: Mary Lou Kerr
NCHM’s Summer Garden Party Celebration was sponsored by the following individuals, organizations and families:
Advancing Sponsors: Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals and West Side Cardiology Associates, Inc.
Supporting Sponsors: Community West Foundation, First Federal of Lakewood, Louise A. Fletcher, Chris and Sandy Haas, Wendy Kieding, the Nock Family, Carol and Charles Rini, Sr., Sea-Land Chemical Co., Leo and Zita Spellacy, University Hospitals, and Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg.
Helping Sponsors: Delphine Barrett, Fred and Nora DeGrandis, Lee and Larry Elmore, May P. Gendron, Joyce Buick GMC, Brian and Donna King, The MetroHealth System, Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Walter & Haverfield LLP.
Caring Sponsors: Tom and Pam Bobst, Curt Brosky and Betty Tereck, Milan G. Busta, Sara and Jim Doan, Ken and Kathy Haber, Hanson Services Inc., Hospice of the Western Reserve, Howard, Wershbale & Co., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, Bill and Georgann King, Lakewood Presbyterian Church, John and Nancy Lupo, Adele and Bill Malley, McManamon & Co., LLC, CPAs, Presbytery of the Western Reserve, George W. Quil/FM Global, Don and Dorothy Tomsik, and Mary C. Warren.
About North Coast Health Ministry
North Coast Health Ministry is the west side’s free clinic for the low-income uninsured, serving more than 2,700 patients who have no other route to health care. With the support of approximately 140 volunteer physicians, nurses and other caregivers, NCHM is able to provide primary health care, specialty referrals, prescription assistance, and health education to the medically underserved. Founded in 1986, North Coast Health Ministry is a bridge to better health for our medically underserved neighbors in need.