North Coast Health Ministry, a free clinic for the low-income uninsured, will hold its annual fundraising gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at La Centre Conference and Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road, in Westlake.
The Lakewood-based organization’s goal for the event is to raise $150,000, more than 10 percent of NCHM’s annual operating budget.
The Summer Garden Party Celebration will feature a cocktail hour with violin accompaniment, dinner and dessert, and a live auction.
Raffles will include a drawing for a European travel package that includes a one-week stay at St. Johann’s Alpenland Sporthotel in the Salzburg province of Austria. The winner will also receive a $3,000 travel voucher redeemable for round-trip airfare or for travel and accommodations at any destination of their choice. Raffle tickets are one for $25, three for $50 or eight for $100 and can be purchased at www.nchealthministry.org/austria or by calling NCHM development Director Jeanine Gergel at 216-228-7878, ext. 107.
Tickets for the Summer Garden Party Celebration cost $125 each and can be purchased by calling Gergel at the above number.
Honorary chairs for the event are David J. and Martha Hessler. Co-chairs are Sandy Haas, Kate Joyce and Wendy Kieding.
Founded in 1986, North Coast Health Ministry serves more than 2,700 patients who have no other route to health care. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.nchealthministry.org.