FoundCare Looks Ahead to Upcoming Benefit

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – FoundCare, Inc. is toasting “To Your Health” with its annual À Votre Santé tropical dinner party. The exciting evening is not to be missed with a thrilling auction and exhilarating live music from Les Nuages (The Clouds), a quartet featuring Frank Cerabino on the accordion. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most festive tropical attire.

Happening Sunday, March 29th at Club Colette, the evening will benefit FoundCare and its efforts to provide affordable medical care to all patients in Palm Beach County, regardless of their ability to pay.

This year’s Honorees are Nancy Brinker, Jeffrey and Trisha Cole, Beth and Marc Goldberg and Penny Shaffer. They are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to healthcare in Palm Beach County as well as their years of involvement with FoundCare. The Host Committee includes Barnette and Ken Druskin, Donna and Dr. David Dodson and Houston Tate. Donna Mulholland is this year’s honorary chairperson. With an extensive medical and philanthropic background, Mulholland served as a member of FoundCare’s first Board of Directors and has served the health center ever since.

Beth and Marc Goldberg have been involved with FoundCare for five years, after being introduced to the organization through friends. “We all have a responsibility to help others secure quality healthcare availability and to share our good fortune with others in need,” said Mr. Goldberg. “We are pleased to support the pediatric wing of the FoundCare campus in memory of our son Michael who passed away in 1988 at the age of 14 as a result of pediatric lymphoma.”

Jeff and Trisha Cole got involved with FoundCare years ago after a visit to the facility set up by Dr. Dodson. They have supported the organization through their belief that everyone deserves quality healthcare.

Nancy Brinker has partnered with FoundCare through the “Promise Fund of Florida” organization, to pilot an innovative program at FoundCare designed to help people with breast and cervical cancer access critical services. Brinker and the Promise Fund recognized the need in the community, and the program will help guide and support patients by providing navigators.

Penny Shaffer knows how important access to quality healthcare can be. “I am living proof that it is all fine until it is not,” Shaffer said. “I survived cancer and believe it is because of good routine annual checkups and age appropriate screenings. All should have access to preventative care and early detection. FoundCare’s work makes me proud of the community and our region.”

FoundCare, Inc., celebrating 35 years in the community, is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center with several Palm Beach County locations. Services include pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, pharmacy, laboratory services and x-rays. FoundCare’s mission is to fulfill unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County.

FoundCare uses a sliding fee scale based on household size and income, and no one is turned away for inability to pay for services. “In 2019, FoundCare served 18,725 patients, of which 38% were uninsured,” said Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare. “That means over 7,000 patients in need of care received life-improving health services at FoundCare. Without your support, our patients and their families would have limited options for care or would go without accessing care altogether.”

À Votre Santé partners (to date) include Palm Beach Society magazine, Caroline Agneta, Call 4 Health, CIBC Private Wealth Management, Jeff and Trisha Cole, Donna and Dr. David Dodson, Barnette and Ken Druskin, Extreme Voice and Data, Beth and Marc Goldberg, Health Choice Network, IBERIABANK, Daniel and Lyn Lerner, Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation, Donna Mulholland, Nikola Radovanovic with NV Realty Group, Patterson Dental, Harvey and Lee Poppel, Palms Pharmacy, Lilly Pulitzer, Enid and Dr. Louis Rogow, RX Strategies, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stein, Sullivan Benefits.

To purchase tickets at $325 each, contact 561-472-9160 ext. 220 or e-mail avs@foundcare.org and ask about partnership opportunities. For more information about FoundCare visit www.foundcare.org or call 561-HEALTHY (432-5849).