Raising a Glass for Hope

Raising a Glass for Hope

posted on Monday, October 17, 2011

HopeHealth held its Annual Wine Tasting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buyck, Jr. on Thursday, September 22.  Over 200 guests gathered in the gardens surrounding their home to sample fine wines provided by Micky Finn's and specialty dishes created by local restaurants. 

Graham Law Firm was again the event sponsor and napkins were provided by HillSouth, with other sponsors such as Long's Drugs, Florence MRI, and Iron Mike's contributing to the décor, cheeses, and glasses.  Coqui Catering, The New York Butcher Shoppe, Sweet, Venus, and Victor's Bistro all provided mouth-watering cuisine to share with guests.  Bravo! Party Rentals set up the tent, tables, and décor.     

Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and a complimentary wine glass.  They then moved from table to table, sampling wine and dishes while mingling with each other.  Though the morning of the Wine Tasting began with rain, by the time the event began, the skies had cleared and the weather was perfect for an outdoor event. 

The gardens held high-top tables with lanterns for ambiance, and entertainer Josh McCaa sang soft tunes while the guests visited and sampled the wines.  As evening fell, the garden took on a lovely glow from the lanterns and the moonlight.  The air became cool and refreshing, and the party went on into the evening.  

Proceeds from the event benefitted HopeHealth's Hope Fund.  HopeHealth is a non-profit organization that comprises a Federally Qualified Health Center (also known as a community health center) and three specialty support services locations.  In Florence, our community health center provides primary health care to all ages.  We serve patients with private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, but many of our patients are uninsured.  We treat those with no insurance regardless of their ability to pay, with fees assessed on a sliding scale based on family size and income.  "Our goal is to provide a medical home to anyone that wants one," said Carl Humphries, CEO.   

Grant money and billing income help us cover the cost of care for the patients we serve, but there are always more needs that require the support of the community.  We have established The Hope Fund to provide additional support and be able to expand the number of needy patients we serve.  Through this fund, we are able to provide our patients with services such as eye glasses and vision appointments, specialty care, surgeries, and other medical care we cannot provide in-house, prescription drug assistance, and emergency assistance.  Events like the Wine Tasting allow us to continue providing our uninsured patients with the care that they need.  

HopeHealth sincerely thanks the guests, sponsors, and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buyck, Jr. for making this event such a successful fundraiser and memorable evening.


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Raising a Glass for Hope

Raising a Glass for Hope

posted on Monday, October 17, 2011

HopeHealth held its Annual Wine Tasting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buyck, Jr. on Thursday, September 22.  Over 200 guests gathered in the gardens surrounding their home to sample fine wines provided by Micky Finn's and specialty dishes created by local restaurants. 

Graham Law Firm was again the event sponsor and napkins were provided by HillSouth, with other sponsors such as Long's Drugs, Florence MRI, and Iron Mike's contributing to the décor, cheeses, and glasses.  Coqui Catering, The New York Butcher Shoppe, Sweet, Venus, and Victor's Bistro all provided mouth-watering cuisine to share with guests.  Bravo! Party Rentals set up the tent, tables, and décor.     

Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and a complimentary wine glass.  They then moved from table to table, sampling wine and dishes while mingling with each other.  Though the morning of the Wine Tasting began with rain, by the time the event began, the skies had cleared and the weather was perfect for an outdoor event. 

The gardens held high-top tables with lanterns for ambiance, and entertainer Josh McCaa sang soft tunes while the guests visited and sampled the wines.  As evening fell, the garden took on a lovely glow from the lanterns and the moonlight.  The air became cool and refreshing, and the party went on into the evening.  

Proceeds from the event benefitted HopeHealth's Hope Fund.  HopeHealth is a non-profit organization that comprises a Federally Qualified Health Center (also known as a community health center) and three specialty support services locations.  In Florence, our community health center provides primary health care to all ages.  We serve patients with private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, but many of our patients are uninsured.  We treat those with no insurance regardless of their ability to pay, with fees assessed on a sliding scale based on family size and income.  "Our goal is to provide a medical home to anyone that wants one," said Carl Humphries, CEO.   

Grant money and billing income help us cover the cost of care for the patients we serve, but there are always more needs that require the support of the community.  We have established The Hope Fund to provide additional support and be able to expand the number of needy patients we serve.  Through this fund, we are able to provide our patients with services such as eye glasses and vision appointments, specialty care, surgeries, and other medical care we cannot provide in-house, prescription drug assistance, and emergency assistance.  Events like the Wine Tasting allow us to continue providing our uninsured patients with the care that they need.  

HopeHealth sincerely thanks the guests, sponsors, and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buyck, Jr. for making this event such a successful fundraiser and memorable evening.



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