On April 17th, 333 women and men gathered to celebrate 15 years of compassionate care for our neighbors, raising a record $170,000 (and counting) for Alliance Medical Ministry!
Dr. Laura Helton Kalorin kicked off the luncheon with a champagne toast, recognizing both Alliance's clinical staff and the clinic itself, for 15 years of compassionate, quality primary care.
Alliance staff dressed up the Renaissance Hotel (and Garden Girl) for the occasion...
...and special friends of Alliance dressed up in Spring clothes from event partner Marta's of Raleigh, who graciously donated 15% of the proceeds from all clothing purchased after the luncheon by attendees to Alliance!
Thank you to our Marta's Models:
Becca Edwards, Co-Chair
Dr. Jacque Hicks, Panelist
Kathryn Holding, Director of Development & Communications
Elizabeth McCullough, Moderator
Kirsten Riggs, Co-Chair
During the lunch, attendees heard from Alliance's Executive Director Megg Rader about clinic milestones over the past 15 years...
...and learned more about the strategic plans of the organization, particularly around areas of social determinants of health, and the importance of collaboration and partnerships.
Our incredible panel of speakers included current Alliance patient Flor Lopez, volunteer Dr. Jacqueline Hicks, and Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health & Human Services. Elizabeth McCullough, attorney with Young, Moore, & Henderson, served as moderator.
You can read Flor's personal story here, which has since been edited to include a leadership position at her church working with the youth, taking part in our spring 2018 Seed to Supper program, and serving as a team captain for Alliance's Million Step Challenge.
Through this event, 28 individuals (and counting!) have joined the Alliance Circle:
Mary June Jones
Anne & George Ramsay
Ann Clark Ramsay
Mary Nash Rusher
It's not too late! Remember all new, increased, or lapsed gifts made through June 15th will support our Stewards Fund match to receive $55,000.
Thank you to our host committee and our event co-chairs for tireless efforts in putting together the event: Paige Donnald, Becca Edwards & Kirsten Riggs.
The event ended with a skincare send-off from our friends at Merz North America! One lucky winner from each table took home a little blue bag filled with dermatology products. Thank you, Merz North America!
Thank you to our sponsors for their support in making this event a tremendous success: