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Adventist Health System Community Partner Holds Successful Fundraising Event

Grace Medical Home's annual fundraising gala, 'Let's Say Grace,' raised more than $300,000.

12/28/2016  |  By Mario Roberts

Grace Medical Home recently held its eighth annual "Let's Say Grace" fundraiser. The event is a fun and unique way for members of the community to come together in celebration and support of Grace Medical Home's mission to provide excellent, whole-person medical care for the underserved of Orange County.

Adventist Health System (AHS) was a presenting sponsor for the event, which raised more than $300,000 through the generosity of donors to benefit the facility. At this year's event, groups from around the community showcased their creativity, unity and support by wearing costumes that corresponded with their team's chosen theme. The AHS team came clad in costumes that reflected the four seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter.

"Grace Medical Home is a wonderful community partner for us, and "Let's Say Grace" is an event that we look forward to supporting every year," said Christine Stewart, vice president of corporate communications and community relations for Adventist Health System. "Taking part in "Let's Say Grace" and supporting them through our community involvement program are ways we give back as an organization, which is an extension of our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ."

Grace Medical Home is a medical home focused on reflecting the character and compassion of Christ by offering the highest level of medical care to residents of Central Florida, birth to age 65, who reside at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Grace Medical Home serves those who do not qualify for government assistance, yet are unable to afford health insurance.

In addition to the "Let's Say Grace" event, Adventist Health System partners with Grace Medical Home on a number of initiatives that allow AHS employees to volunteer at the facility. Through its community involvement program, AHS employees take part in volunteer opportunities throughout the year at Grace Medical Home, which include leading devotions for clinicians and staff, participating in work days to beautify the facility and contributing to the patient supply drive.