Gifts of the Heart Benefit

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- February is American Heart Month and chances are you know someone affected by heart disease or stroke. Ahead of tomorrow's National Wear Red Day which raises awareness about cardiovascular disease we're previewing an upcoming event benefiting a local clinic.

The Gifts of the Heart Benefit is coming up and Mark Kalscheur, Board Member with the Menomonie Free Clinic joined Hello Wisconsin.

Gifts of the Heart Benefit for the Free Clinic of the greater Menomonie area will be held on Feb. 17, 2018. The Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area provides access to primary health care and preventive health education for the people of Western Wisconsin who have no health care alternative or are under-insured.

Do I Qualify?
Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
Household Size 250% Monthly Income
1 $2,512.50
2 $3,383.33
3 $4,254.18
4 $5,125.00
5 $5,995.83
6 $6,866.68
For each additional person, add: $870.83
Effective February 1, 2017

It will be on Saturday Feb 17, 2018 at Broadway Banquet Center in Menomonie with doors opening at 6:30pm for cocktails and registration. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served along with silent auction, cork pull, Weekend Warrior Raffle, and donate to the Provisions for the Providers. Live auction will start at 7:30pm and handled by the Lee Brothers Auction Services. $45 per person and RSVP by Feb 10, 2018 at 720-344-3027 or on our website at menomoniefreeclinic.org and click on the Gifts of the Heart Benefit tab.

This is the Menomonie Free Clinic's only fundraiser of the year and is vitally important in helping to keep our clinic open to those that are uninsured or under-insured within Dunn County. The Free Clinic is available on Tuesday evenings at the Red Cedar Mayo Clinic in Menomonie with registration starting from 5 - 7 pm. We have over 200 volunteers and 2 part time staff that help keep the Free Clinic going throughout the year.

Patients are asked to provide some basic contact and eligibility information. The clinic serves those that are under insured and are at or below 250% Federal Poverty Guideline (example would be a family of 4 gross annual income at or under $61,500). We can handle about 15 to 18 patients a night. We will not turn away a patient from the Free Clinic due to income.

Basic services provided include health exams, lab, medications, and reproductive health services. Dental services referred to other providers & payment stipend offered on a case-by-case basis.



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