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2018 Artful Bite Gala

May 31, 2018

On May 12, 95 charitable-minded Miami County citizens filled the Crystal Room located in Troy for the Ninth Annual Gala for dinner, dancing, and silent auction as Health Partners Free Clinic celebrated 20 years of service to the community! The result was over $30,000 gross in overall donations.

For this auspicious occasion, clinic officials pulled out all the stops and even landed the very talented AirWave Band .

The 2018 Artful Bite Gala was a huge success as an event, fundraiser, and ‘friend’-raiser, as this year’s event brought the highest percentage of new attendees. The results of this event were reflective of the generosity of our community.

As a grassroots free clinic (Miami County’s lone free clinic for the past 20 years), we depend on this kind generosity to keep our doors open every year. The outpouring of love and support at the Gala resound the call from the community to continue on with our mission of providing quality healthcare to the uninsured and under-served at no cost.

Health Partners was also honored to receive a personal commendation from Ohio State Representative Stephen Huffman .

Previous Galas have raised money to provide clinic projects and programming.  These funds helped provide medical care valued at $1.9 million for the uninsured and under-served residents of Miami County.

In 2017, due to funds like these, the clinic treated 900 unduplicated patients, which equated into 3,275 medical visits. Also, the clinic provided some 2,083 patient lab/diagnostic testing; and 7,490 clinic-dispensed free prescriptions valued at nearly $1 million. Overall, the clinic provided $5.60 in medical services for every $1 spent.

The corporate contributors to the Event included UVMC/Premier Health, Perrigo Foundation, Wappoo Wood Products, Troy Ford, Trojan Auto Care, Miami Valley Steel, Hemm’s Glass, Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, Hobart Corp ITW/FEG, Pepcon, Hartzell Propeller, Rep. Steve Huffman, Minster Bank, Mobilex, Peak Foods, and Spinnaker Coating.  Floral pieces for the table tops were donated by Meijer of Troy.

Check out further result details here: 2018 Artful Bite Results Report