$100 – $1,000

2018 IAMACF Charity Gala & Semi Annual IAMA-IL Meeting

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Waterford Banquet & Conference Center

933 S. Riverside Drive

Elmhurst, IL 60126

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Please join us for the 2018 IAMACF Charity Gala, being held at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at:

Waterford Banquet & Conference Center

933 S. Riverside Drive

Elmhurst, IL 60126


The Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation is holding its annual fundraising gala to raise funds for its free community health care clinic. This year's Keynote Speaker is non other than Ms. K. Sujata, President of the Chicago Foundation for Women. The Chicago Foundation for Women, is a 501c3 advocacy organization empowering women and girls, "who lack ecomomic security and opportunity, freedom from violence, and equitable access to health care and services." In 2017, the Chicago Foundation for Women funded 150 projects in 4 counties serving 53,000 women and girls.


The IAMACF clinic provides free, primary healthcare services on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at its location on 2645 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago. The community clinic is run by volunteer physicians, who also provide a teaching environment for medical students who come to us from five area medical schools. The medical student’s activities are coordinated by New Life Volunteer Society (NLVS). Together, the IAMACF clinic provides free medical services to all on a walk-in basis with no appointments necessary. The free clinic serves an extremely low-income segment of the area’s population, who are either under-insured or uninsured altogether, with no other affordable or culturally competent alternative medical facility in the area to serve the community's needs. For more than 20 years, the IAMACF free community health clinic has been providing a culturally competent healthcare services, with multilingual physicians and volunteers who also extend the clinic’s free (limited) pharmacy and lab services to anyone in need.

The semi annual charity gala provides approximately 90% of the funding necessary to operate the free community health clinic, serve close to 3000 people each year, pay for medical laboratory testing and provide a limited number of pharmaceutical supplies to those in need. However, with the deep budgets cuts looming in the State of Illinois budget, many community service organizations have been forced to cut services, layoff staff, close programs, or worse, close their doors. As such, the clinic serves an even larger number of people, who need primary healthcare services. That is why the IAMACF needs your help. Please give generously, help the IAMACF raise much-needed funds to keep the clinic’s doors open and serve the area’s most underserved communities.

We look forward to seeing you on April 21st! If however, you cannot make it, please consider making a generous tax deductible contribution.

Thank you,

IAMACF Board of Directors



Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Waterford Banquet & Conference Center

933 S. Riverside Drive

Elmhurst, IL 60126

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved