A great hospital is a cornerstone of any community, and we in the capital region are fortunate to have many options for excellent medical care. Chief among them is Saratoga Hospital, and we will be showing them our support on August 3rd at their 34th Annual Summer Gala.
The Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the hospital and helps bring attention to many areas of need, from nursing scholarships to fundraising for better ICUs and operating rooms.
The goal of this year’s summer gala is to raise funds for the Saratoga Community Health Center, which serves the underinsured population in our area. Last year’s gala netted a record $406,000 for the Community Health Center, enabling them to do some truly wonderful work for the deserving patients of Saratoga County.
The Community Health Center offers primary care, dental care, and behavioral health services. They provide everything from prescription coverage assistance to insurance navigation, to a community garden and food pantry. They offer classes to help people better manage chronic conditions and provide resources for healthier lifestyle choices.
We are hopeful that this year’s gala will once again yield record returns and ensure that the Community Health Center can continue their important and far-reaching work. To that end, we have donated a prize for the live auction that we know will entice bidders to raise their paddles. The winner will be treated to a private dinner for ten at the Schrader and Company showroom featuring the talents of Kim Klopstock of Lily and the Rose gourmet catering company and Fifty South Restaurant in Ballston Spa.
Access to affordable, quality healthcare is something that many of us take for granted, but too few enjoy. The Saratoga Hospital Foundation is there to remind us that many of our neighbors still need our help, and we look forward to doing our part on August 3rd to raise awareness and much-needed funds for this worthy cause.