THE GALA

Caring Health Center’s 25-year anniversary celebration will take place on November 8, 2019, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA.

To commemorate this milestone, the gala theme
“A Night In Oz - There's No Place Like Our Medical Home”, will highlight the health center’s  unique journey, and honor the community leaders who helped pave the way to this moment.

 

Caring Health Center provides patient-centered primary care, pediatrics, dentistry, behavioral health, and nutrition services to more than 21,000 patients annually — regardless of insurance, ability to pay, language, or culture.

 

THE CAUSE

Proceeds from this event will support Caring Health Center's Wellness Center Bright Bodies program--a weight management program for children developed by Yale School of Medicine.

 

Childhood obesity is a serious problem nationally
and locally, placing children and adolescents at risk
for serious health problems during their lives.
Good nutrition and physical activity are essential
to maintaining a healthy body weight.
Unfortunately, many Springfield families
experience social and environmental barriers
that limit their access to nutritious foods
and safe spaces for physical activity.

Through integrated, culturally-responsive,
and community-based programming, Caring
Health Center is addressing the nutrition
and wellness needs of Springfield children and families.

THE COMMUNITY

1-3

children and teens age 2 to 19 are considered

overweight or obese

2 out of 3

don’t get any daily physical activity

96%

of elementary schools offer no  physical education classes

 

7 hours

is the amount of time kids spend in front of TV or computer screen daily

 

THE BENEFIT

This 25-year anniversary celebration provides the perfect opportunity to support Caring Health Center, a local health care provider that is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and families throughout greater Springfield.

 

TICKETS

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 SPONSORS

Be the first to reserve a spot at our 25th Anniversary Gala and receive a discount on your ticket cost.  Use promo code: ROAD2OZ

 

Early bird pricing expires on Monday, September 30, 2019.