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Hospital Foundation fundraiser to benefit area clinic

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Each year Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation holds a gala to benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. This year's event, “It Takes a Community,” is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.

Guests will enjoy an evening of sensory extremes beginning with cocktails, an exquisite dinner, and music by Sounds of Dreams. The evening will be complete with a rousing Reverse Raffle that culminates in a $10,000 grand prize!

Renowned local chef, Carrie Douglas, and the culinary arts students from the C4 Columbus Area Career Connection will be preparing and serving the dinner for the evening.

"We’re thrilled to be partnering with Carrie, who trained at one of the world’s foremost culinary schools, Johnson and Wales, and has worked at some amazing restaurants across the country.  We’re fortunate we now have Carrie back in Columbus and we’re especially pleased Carrie is working with our community’s next generation of great chefs in the C4 program for this year’s event," said Julie Abedian, Foundation President. “It truly will be a ‘community’ that brings together this amazing meal for our guests!”

Event tickets, which include a raffle ticket, are $170 for individuals or $240 for a couple. Raffle tickets cost $100 each and only 500 will be sold. The grand prize raffle winner need not be present to win.

All event proceeds benefit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, which relies on these funds for one-fourth of its annual operating budget.

“The Volunteers in Medicine clinic plays a vital role in this community. We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from the public to help us to continue to provide these critical services,” Abedian said.

For raffle tickets and sponsorship information call Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, 812-376-5100 or visit

Volunteers in Medicine serves the medically uninsured in Bartholomew County. In 2011, the clinic served 854 patients and disbursed medications valued at $2.5 million.

A dedicated group of volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses and community volunteers enable the clinic to offer every citizen access to diverse and far-reaching healthcare service. The clinic receives no tax dollars or subsidies from the government and relies on the generosity of our community to help keep the doors open.


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