LAS VEGAS – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care, cordially invites the public to attend the Seventh Annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball at The Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. The fundraiser will honor Donald D. Snyder, a philanthropic and community leader who supports VMSN’s distinct mission of providing charitable and accessible health care to every man, woman and child in the Nevada community.
Snyder is the presidential advisor for strategic initiatives at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the former chairman of the board and CEO of First Interstate Bank of Nevada, co-founder of Bank of Nevada and founding board chair of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. He spearheaded the development of the Fremont Street Experience and was the president of Boyd Gaming from 1997 until his retirement in 2005. Snyder has been a longtime benefactor to VMSN and has served on the board of numerous Southern Nevada-based nonprofit organizations.
The black tie-optional event starts at 6 p.m. in the Venetian Ballroom with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Dinner, dancing and a live auction will follow. This year, the event will boast a “Vintage Vegas” theme.
“Our annual ball recognizes the generosity of our donors and volunteers, who make it possible for Volunteers in Medicine to provide the community with urgently needed health care services,” said Dr. Florence Jameson, CEO and chairman of the board of VMSN. “Through the support of partners like Don, we have the resources to continue our mission of assisting the uninsured population of Southern Nevada.”
All proceeds raised during the Seventh Annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball will support VMSN’s operations in Southern Nevada. VMSN provides approximately 5,100 patient visits each year and serves as the medical home for more than 2,100 Nevadans. Through the generosity of volunteers and community partners, VMSN delivers close to $4 million in health care every year with a budget of approximately $1 million.
While VMSN will continue to treat patients at its Paradise Park location, the organization will open a second clinic – the Ruffin Family Clinic – near downtown Las Vegas on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Madison Avenue. In addition to making the organization’s services more accessible for the city’s uninsured, the more than 12,000-square-foot downtown clinic will allow VMSN to serve more patients and expand its services to include vision, dental and mental health care. Doctors will begin treating patients at the new Flagship Ruffin Family Clinic in September, with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Oct. 14.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, contact VMSN at (702) 967-0530. ext. 207 or visit www.vmsn.org.
About Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find a way to provide access to health care to Southern Nevada’s working citizens. Its mission is to provide quality health care and support, in a culture of caring, to the working uninsured and unemployed residents in Southern Nevada. VMSN provides preventative health care in order to care for the neglected and unseen members of the community. It also helps prevent acute hospitalization, reducing hospital costs and decreasing taxpayer burdens. Learn more at www.vmsn.org.