North Coast Health Ministry’s “Connect to Good Health” Celebration of Caring

North Coast Health Ministry

Lakewood, Ohio, July 31, 2013 – North Coast Health Ministry’s annual fundraising gala, Celebration of Caring, will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at LaCentre in Westlake. The theme of this year’s event is “Connect to Good Health.”

The evening will feature a cocktail hour with piano accompaniment, dinner and dessert, a live auction and raffles, including a drawing for a dream vacation at a Hilton Grand Vacation Club of the winner’s choice.  Honorary chairs for the event are Ray and Diana Marvar. Event co-chairs are Carol Gress, Wendy Kieding, and Kathe Serbin. Parker Hannifin is the event’s lead “Connecting” sponsor.

The winner of the Hilton Grand Vacation Club will receive a one week stay at a two bedroom condo at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club property of their choice, along with a $750 travel voucher. The trip is redeemable between September 2013 and August 2014.

Raffle tickets are one for $25, three for $50 or eight for $100 and can be purchased at or by calling NCHM Development Associate Elizabeth O’Brien at 216-228-7878 ext. 114.

Those interested in attending the Connect to Good Health Celebration of Caring gala can purchase tickets online at or by calling Elizabeth O’Brien at 216-228-7878 ext. 114.  Event tickets are $125 each.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

This annual event supports the life-saving health care provided at NCHM for the low-income uninsured in western Greater Cleveland.  The evening’s goal is to raise $150,000, more than 10 percent of NCHM’s annual operating budget.

Sponsors confirmed as of July 31, 2013 are as follows:  Connecting Sponsor:  Parker Hannifin; Linking Sponsors:  Fairview Hospital and Lakewood Hospital; Bridging Sponsors:  Delphine Barrett; First Federal of Lakewood, Louise A. Fletcher, Kaiser Permanente, The Nock Family, Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Sea-Land Chemical Company, University Hospitals, and Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg; Joining Sponsors:  Larry and Lee Elmore; May Gendron; Chris and Sandy Haas; Wendy Kieding; Lakewood Presbyterian Church; MetroHealth; Mrs. Carol Ann Rini; Dan and Kathe Serbin; St. John Medical Center; and Dr. Richard Watts; Uniting Sponsors:  Curt Brosky and Betty Tereck; Fred and Nora DeGrandis; Sara and Jim Doan; John and Donna Fleischer; Ray and Mary Ann Griffiths; The Hoffman Group; Howard, Wershbale & Co; Gerrit and Peg Kuechle; John and Nancy Lupo; Adele and Bill Malley; Ray and Diana Marvar; McMannamon & Co., LLC; North Coast Jaw and Implant Center; George W. Quil/FM Global; Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Dorothy Tomsik; and Mary Warren.

About North Coast Health Ministry

NCHM is a faith-based charitable health center that provides and optimizes access to health care for the medically underserved.  A vital part of the community health care safety net for the past 27 years, NCHM provides primary care, prescription assistance, specialty referrals and health education to low-income individuals and families.  With the support of over 150 volunteer physicians, nurses and other caregivers, NCHM is the medical home for its patients, providing preventive care and chronic disease management as well as care for acute illnesses and injuries.


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