Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Clínica Tepeyac’s friends and long-time supporters will honor the non-profit health clinic’s proud history of caring for Metro Denver’s most vulnerable residents at its annual “Fiesta” fundraising gala. Clínica’s 2013 Fiesta Encantada kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on September 28 at the EXDO Event Center – 1399 35th St., located in lower downtown Denver.
Fiesta is known for its eclectic entertainment and mouth-watering cuisine, but it is also a time to honor notable members of the community for their outstanding commitment to Clínica. Dr. Patty Baca will be presented with the “Corazon Y Alma Award” (Heart and Soul award), not only for her active support of Clínica over the past decade, but also for her tremendous philanthropic achievements, particularly in the area of education. Dr. Baca is currently an education and training consultant with the Center for Network Development. She is retired from Denver Public Schools where she held a variety of positions, most notably as the first bilingual teacher, and the first Latina Deputy Superintendent in Denver History.
For his continuous dedication to Clínica Tepeyac, Dr. Charles “Chuck” Jenkins will be honored with Clínica’s “Outstanding Volunteer Award”. Dr. Jenkins, a retired internal medicine physician, has volunteered at Clínica every Wednesday for the past four years and has made it his personal mission to improve his Spanish every week. To this end, Dr. Jenkins has participated in several one-month immersion programs in Mexico and Costa Rica. “I feel that my efforts in Spanish provide an instant bond with the patients at Clínica Tepeyac and encourages them to realize that it’s never too late to learn something new,” says Dr. Jenkins.
“The Fiesta is a great opportunity for us to recognize those individuals who have selflessly shared their time and talents on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our community,” says Clínica Tepeyac Founder and Executive Director Jim Garcia. “Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Baca epitomize the spirit of volunteerism and an inspiration for our our entire community..
If you are interested in attending the Fiesta, you can reserve your space for $100 per person at Blacktie Colorado RSVP code: Fiesta2013. People who can’t attend the event, but still wish to donate to Clínica Tepeyac can do so at http://www.clinicatepeyac.org. For inquiries about Fiesta 2013, contact Yolanda Ortega at yortega(at)clinicatepeyac(dot)org. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, call Lucille Rivera at 720-274-2929.
About Clínica Tepeyac
Since 1994, Clínica Tepeyac has provided basic and preventive health care and health education to tens of thousands of uninsured residents across the Metro Area—serving as a critical safety net for those in need and minimizing the collective impact of the uninsured on the region’s public health system.
Fiesta 2013 is an opportunity to recognize Clínica Tepeyac’s contributors, affiliates and advocates whose support has helped the clinic care for more than 6,000 clients, and nearly 16,000 patient visits annually. More than 600 supporters are expected to celebrate Clínica Tepeyac’s legacy of service to the region’s medically underserved and uninsured.