(LAS VEGAS, NEV.) – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) continue to provide health care and support for those without access within a culture of compassionate caring. The public is invited to learn about VMSN Connect with Compassion during its first virtual Hands Together party on Nov. 15.
Hosted by Jeff Civillico, former Strip headliner known for his Comedy in Action, the hour-long event will include entertainment by Jeff, and a live auction, Fund-A-Need. Patients who have received services during COVID-19 will share their inspiring stories of help, hope, and health care. Zoom is the new hangout, and this event gives guests the chance to engage with friends, meet new people, purchase unique and sought after items at auction, and share the joys of caring for its community.
Founded in 2010 by Dr. Florence Jameson, MD, Board Chair, and Frank “Gard” Jameson, Treasurer, VMSN has provided high-quality, comprehensive health care to community members who need help or are without access to care. These individuals are typically low-income earners whose jobs don’t include access to health insurance. As a nonprofit health organization, VMSN provides care and support at no cost to these patients. Caring health care practitioners and other individuals volunteer their time to help those in need. Businesses, foundations, and individuals support VMSN with financial and in-kind service contributions.
“Our virtual event will be a celebration of all those who help make our mission possible while raising vital funds to care for uninsured, low-income patients during this unprecedented time,”says Dr. Florence Jameson, MD, Founder and Board Chair. “We are also sincerely appreciative to the Engelstad Family Foundation who generously donated its fourth of five installments of a multi-year gift with monies supporting programs and services at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada as well as support from Wells Fargo Foundation, Direct Relief in Partnership with CVS aiding VMSN in offering telehealth appointments for patients, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to the community and hope to see continued supporters and new faces at the Hands Together event –where together we work to help provide the gift of good health for our neighbors in need.”
The VMSN Connect with Compassion first virtual Hands Together party will be held via Zoom at 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. To learn more or make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 702-912-4339 or visit vmsn.org. Sponsorships for Hands Together are available.
ABOUT VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) is a nonprofit health organization providing medical care and support to the uninsured and underserved residents of Clark County. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Florence Jameson, MD, Board Chair, and Frank “Gard” Jameson, Treasurer, the clinic operated by VMSN provides preventive and wellness health care and treatment of acute and chronic illness. Services include colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screenings, medication assistance, diagnostic testing, and health education and classes.
Medical volunteers include primary care and specialty physicians, residents, physician assistants, medical assistants, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapists, as well as dentists, hygienists, assistants and more. For more information, visit the website at vnsm.org; or follow on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteersInMedicineOfSouthernNevada/.