Community clinic celebrates 18 years of impact with birthday party in Taylor – The News Herald
The Downriver Community Clinic, which has cared for more than 25,000 patients over its 18 years of existence, is celebrating its anniversary with a birthday party from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, on the grounds of the Taylor Botanical Institute. The Gardens, 22314 North Line Road. (Photo from Media News Group file)
Just as turning 18 marks a milestone in most teens’ lives when they officially become adults, it is also an important anniversary for Downriver Community Clinic.
The Clinic, a leading nonprofit dedicated to providing free primary care to uninsured workers, is celebrating 18 years of impact with a grand anniversary gala Thursday on the grounds of the Taylor Conservatory Botanical Gardens, 22314 North Line Road.
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.“Reaching 18 years old is a huge accomplishment for any organization, and we couldn’t be prouder of the impact we’ve made over the years, caring for more than 25,000 patients,” said Nancy Zak, Executive Director of Downriver Community Clinic. “This celebration is a testament to the dedication of our staff, volunteers, supporters and the communities we serve.”
Dr. Chris Bush, founder of the Downriver Community Clinic, expressed his thanks for the support the clinic has received over the years from Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation, It’s In Your Jeans – Downriver, and many other organizations. Saying he looks forward to celebrating this milestone with the community.
Since its inception in 2005, Downriver Community Clinic has been committed to making a difference in the lives of uninsured workers.
According to Zack and Bush, over nearly two decades the organization has achieved remarkable success and impacted countless individuals through its mission to care for underserved workers who otherwise would not have access to care.
The clinic has received a Gold Award for Quality from the National Association of Free Clinics and recently received a $10,000 award from the American Academy of Family Physicians that allowed the clinic to purchase new equipment, including a diabetic retinal scanner to test. Diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness in diabetics.
The anniversary celebration will be a night to remember, with a range of activities including live music by the Wisteria Band; Draws to win cash prizes and unique items; Food truck gatherings, offering food and drinks for purchase; Recognizing milestones that celebrate the organization’s achievements over the years.
The event is open to everyone. Tickets are available for $20 at the door, on the organization’s website at wyandotteclinic.org or the event host’s website at taylorconservatory.org.
All proceeds from this event will go directly toward supporting patient care in Downriver Community Clinic’s ongoing efforts to make sure all staff get the care they need.
Whether you’re a long-time supporter or just getting to know the Downriver Community Clinic, event organizers extend an invitation to you to join them in celebrating 18 years of positive change.
For more information about Downriver Community Clinic’s 18th Anniversary Gala or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Zack at 734-365-3235 or email@example.com. She said that care is always needed and gratefully accepted for support of care.
About Downriver Community Clinic: Downriver Community Clinic is operated by the Wyandotte Clinic of the Uninsured Workers Foundation and dedicated to providing primary medical care to uninsured workers.
Care includes free screenings, diagnostic tests, mammograms and other cancer screenings, high blood pressure and diabetes care and management, foot care, flu shots, medical assistance and more. The clinic is run by volunteer physicians who mentor pre-med, medical, and nursing students who gain new skills and experiences in caring for underserved community members.
Founded in 2005 and staffed by volunteers, the organization is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of Downriver workers to stay healthy, outside of the emergency room and on the job.